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On Sun, 05 Oct 14 13:15:31 UTC Greg (53) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be apart from those I love
Where would you like to live?
on a farm next to a creek
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be with those I love, in nature, fit and healthy
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
expecting people to want to be moral or good
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who go beyond themselves to help others
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Einstein, the Dalai Lama
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My wife Pam, my mother Joyce, my grandmother Alyce; genius women who overcame adversity
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Probably Katniss from the Hunger Games or Trinity from the Matrix
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Eddie Vedder
The quality you most admire in a man?
Humility in the face of intelligence and power
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Humility in the face of intelligence and beauty
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
a brilliant scientist or writer
Your most marked characteristic?
hard working and loyal to a fault
What do you most value in your friends?
loyalty, kindheartedness
What is your principle defect?
inability to forgive myself
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to lose my family
What would you like to be?
a great writer
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
wildflowers in the mountains in the spring
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Daniel Silva
Who are your heroes in real life?
Einstein, Schrodinger
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Margaret Thatcher
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
my weaknesses
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler, Stalin, Amin
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
the ability to write
How would you like to die?
well loved by my children, having led a well-lived life
What is your present state of mind?
calm, becoming awakened
What is your motto?
never, ever give up.

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