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On Mon, 09 Jan 17 14:33:24 UTC Gemn answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Saying goodbye to a pet
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Sitting in Raffles Singapore watching the world happen around me
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Judging others whilst knowingly being ignorant to my own
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Sherlock Holmes
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Arthur Conan Doyle, Alan Turing, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Dr Jonas Salk
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Tammi Terrell, Frida Kahlo, Indira Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Amelia Earhart, Margaret Thatcher, my Mother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Professor McGonagoll
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intellect, humility, decency, generosity of spirit, authenticity, sincerity
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intellect, humility, decency, generosity of spirit, authenticity, sincerity
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
Curiousity and the compulsion to understand everything that interests me
What do you most value in your friends?
Kindness, understanding and tolerance. Honesty and integrity
What is your principle defect?
Inability to tolerate low intellect or ignorance.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have lived a life that was in any way different to the one I have
What would you like to be?
Myself but without so many of my flaws
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
George RR Martin, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy
Who are your favorite poets?
T.S. Elliott, Edgar Allen Poe, Dante
Who are your heroes in real life?
David Bowie, Alex Ferguson, Stan Lee, Stephen Hawking, my paternal Grandfather
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Anne Boleyn
What are your favorite names?
Edward, Oliver, Olivia, India, Boris
What is it you most dislike?
Failure. Hypocrisy. Dishonesty
What historical figures do you most despise?
Pontius Pilate
What event in military history do you most admire?
The amazing triumph of the enigma code breakers at Bletchley
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to comprehend absolutely everything in life
How would you like to die?
In my sleep at a grand old age
What is your present state of mind?
Somewhat dismayed at the realisation that I'm nowhere near as well balanced as I would like to believe
What is your motto?
Don't deny the diagnosis, try to defy the verdict

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