The Proust Questionnaire: James Quiambao
Here’s the original Proust Questionnaire.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Learning
What is your greatest fear? Dying Alone
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Sensitivity
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Closed mindedness
Which living person do you most admire? Eddie Huang
What is your greatest extravagance? Books
What is your current state of mind? Calm
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Productivity
On what occasion do you lie? My grades
What do you most dislike about your appearance? Well, I’d love to be taller.
Which living person do you most despise? Trump
What is the quality you most like in a man? Curiosity
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Introspection
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? At the end of the day, definitely, probably (I should stop using this one)
What or who is the greatest love of your life? The Earth
When and where were you happiest? Anytime I’m around people I vibe with
Which talent would you most like to have? Jazz Pianist
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Money
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Organizing CUTC in 2018. The hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? Elephant
Where would you most like to live? Somewhere naturally beautiful and warm (Sorry Brampton)
What is your most treasured possession? Don’t have any
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? A purposeless life
What is your favorite occupation? Writing and Reading
What is your most marked characteristic? Listening
What do you most value in your friends? Presence
Who are your favorite writers? Paul Graham
Who is your hero of fiction? Monkey D Luffy from One Piece
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Bruce Lee
Who are your heroes in real life? I’ve admired most bosses I’ve had
What are your favorite names? Any name that has alliteration.
What is it that you most dislike? Judgemental people.
What is your greatest regret? Not telling those I love how I feel.
How would you like to die? Of old age, surrounded by close friends and family.
What is your motto? I know nothing