10.05.2014

Answering the Proust Questionnaire

Here is Proust’s Questionnaire:
What is your idea of perfect happiness? a: complete relaxation and a lack of formed thought
What is your greatest fear? a: making a big mistake and ending up with nothing
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? a: lack of neuroplasticity
What is the trait you most deplore in others? a: arrogance
Which living person do you most admire? a: anyone who overcomes major challenges and can still smile
What is your greatest extravagance? a: taking risks and not having to worry about the consequences
What is your current state of mind? a: mediocre, for the seasons are changing
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? a: syle
On what occasion do you lie? a: to calm the waters
What do you most dislike about your appearance? a: weight and hair texture
Which living person do you most despise? a: abusers with an unhealthy need for control of others
What is the quality you most like in a man? a: intelligence
What is the quality you most like in a woman? a: generosity
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? a: a cross between
What or who is the greatest love of your life? a: those who shared their unconditional love with me
When and where were you happiest? a: Florida, Maui, Liguria
Which talent would you most like to have? a: negotiation
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? a: analyze logically better
What do you consider your greatest achievement? a: ability to surf change and see what's up on the other side
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? a: pass
Where would you most like to live? a: near the sea in a temperate climate
What is your most treasured possession? a: my self-control
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? a: dispair and tragedy when there is always an option to move forward, one way or another
What is your favorite occupation? a: anything related with tourism and travel
What is your most marked characteristic? a: telling it like it is
What do you most value in your friends? a: life experience
Who are your favorite writers? a: Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, The Gardener's Cottage blog writer Janet
Who is your hero of fiction? a: Lara Croft
Which historical figure do you most identify with? a: pass
Who are your heroes in real life? a: survivors
What are your favorite names? a: Olivia, Andrew, Luna
What is it that you most dislike? a: being in a rut
What is your greatest regret? a: accepting other's need for control
How would you like to die? a: quickly
What is your motto? a: sunshine inside and out