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On Thu, 08 Sep 16 00:33:19 UTC E (20) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being totally and completely subjugated, having no capacity to think or act freely.
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere calm.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Total leisure, without any stress or hostility.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To a life of sloth.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who are well-rounded.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
None spring to mind.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
I can't see anyone in real life as a hero or a villain. We're all just individuals, accumulating actions, good or bad.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who are well-rounded.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Humility, intelligence.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, strength of character, wit.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone who could experience any sort of satisfaction with their life's circumstances.
Your most marked characteristic?
A desire for independence in my actions and pursuits.
What do you most value in your friends?
The ability to have great, meaningful conversations.
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Lack of access to basic human needs and resources that can be used to better oneself.
What would you like to be?
Resting serenely, having achieved all of my goals.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
White lilies.
What is your favorite bird?
The crane.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Haruki Murakami, currently.
Who are your favorite poets?
Wilfred Owen.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone working hard to impact genuine, meaningful change, one way or another.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Ada Lovelace.
What are your favorite names?
Hard to say.
What is it you most dislike?
My own weakness.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Kim Il-Sung, Leopold II of Belgium, Tomas de Torquemada.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Allied victory in World War Two.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Having achieved all that I set out to do, and being content with my accomplishments. Carbon monoxide poisoning, nitrogen poisoning, or a natural death.
What is your present state of mind?
Concern that my sense of self is too weak to adequately answer this questionnaire.
What is your motto?
This too will end.

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