Re: A Little Q&A - Proust's Writing Questionnaire

Loved this idea by @gabrielgreco so I decided to give it a try.

  • What is your idea of perfect happiness?
    Sitting by the fireplace, surrounded by loved ones.
  • What is your greatest fear?
    Death of a family member. I also have a phobia of slugs, snails, worms, and caterpillars.
  • What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    Pride / self-absorption
  • What is the trait you most deplore in others?
    Self-absorption
  • Which living person do you most admire?
    My uncle Noël, a landscape gardener. I admire his humbleness and his maker skills. He built himself a whole wood cabin once, which left a deep impression on me as a child. He knows everything about trees and plants, and he traveled a lot.
  • What is your greatest extravagance?
    None that wasn't under the effect of alcohol.
  • What is your current state of mind?
    I feel relaxed, a bit sleepy because I had a huge meal.
  • What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
    Chastity
  • On what occasion do you lie?
    Always by omission, to protect myself, and sometimes people I care about. I find some truths to be much crueler.
  • What do you most dislike about your appearance?
    I'm having a hard time gaining weight, so I'd prefer looking less slim.
  • Which living person do you most despise?
    Myself. Despising others is a waste of time.
  • What is the quality you most like in a man?
    Integrity
  • What is the quality you most like in a woman?
    Integrity
  • Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
    I overuse emojis :D
  • What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    I love to create. I can live alone, but I can't go a few days without creating something.
  • When and where were you happiest?
    If happiness is the absence of problems, I'd say during my childhood on a camping truck trip, playing Pokemon Silver on my Game Boy Advance with my little brother next to me.
  • Which talent would you most like to have?
    Playing the guitar like a gitano, an Andalusian gypsy.
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    Nothing. You can't change a part of yourself without impacting the whole.
  • What do you consider your greatest achievement?
    Already owning my time in my 20's (not having a fixed schedule).
  • If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
    An Andean condor
  • Where would you most like to live?
    I think I'd love to stay a few years nomading in Canada.
  • What is your most treasured possession?
    My second brain: my laptop
  • What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Being forced into a job you hate because of a lack of self-control. I'd prefer living like a vagabond or grow some veggies by myself.
  • What is your favorite occupation?
    Watching a good movie or hanging out with friends
  • What is your most marked characteristic?
    I have a very serious look when I'm focused. I look pissed, but it's just my face. I'm fortunate to have a kind smile and smiling eyes to balance things out.
  • What do you most value in your friends?
    Their authenticity.
  • Who are your favorite writers?
    Camus, Brassens (songwriter), Seneca, Rimbaud, Kerouac
  • Who is your hero of fiction?
    Corto Maltese
  • Which historical figure do you most identify with?
    Henry David Thoreau
  • Who are your heroes in real life?
    There is no such thing.
  • What are your favorite names?
    Aurore, Anthea, Giorgio, Esteban. I like the way they sound.
  • What is it that you most dislike?
    All forms of over-tribalism: racism, nationalism, xenophobia.
  • What is your greatest regret?
    I regret not being taught sooner about all the possibilities the world has to offer. I wish I was more taught how to learn and manage my time more effectively.
  • How would you like to die?
    Peacefully in my sleep, or a Socratic death.
  • What is your motto?
    Disciplinatus Flexibilitate