The Proust Questionnaire, November 2011

It's only six days four hours till I turn 26 which means I only have six days to fulfill some things I still haven't done {very few now, actually} from these lists.

But I guess, and ultimately, what I believe now, is that growing older means foregoing stuff, learning to let go, and a hard acceptance that some things --- some things are for us, and some things are left to be chased. I still have not decided whether I'll eventually morph the list into a full 30-on-30 list. Truthfully, I liked the idea of having to fight and achieve something. We'll see.

So as I count the days till I officially enter my late twenties, allow me to share my answers to Vanity Fair's The Proust Questionnaire, which I am inspired from a post of my dear friend, Frances' blog. Like her, I want to keep answering these questions on my birthday to see if I do change.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Having a reason to come home.

What is your greatest fear?

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Which living person do you most admire?
Here they are!

What is your greatest extravagance?
Same as Frances', it's generosity.

What is your current state of mind?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Virginity. --- I don't know if there's a set of virtues but yeah, I'd guess virginity would be an overrated virtue for me, too.

On what occasion do you lie?
When the truth hurts both for me and for the other party.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Being man enough and self respect.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
The ability to care for people in that only a woman can.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Oh my God, Really and in the grand scheme of things.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family.

When and where were you happiest?
It's everyday but specifically it's when I get to spend time with my mom and when I'm traveling.

Which talent would you most like to have?
To play the drums really, really well!

What is your favorite occupation?
The one I have right now.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Passion. {Scorpio's trait, actually}

What do you most value in your friends?
Their decision to stay with me through thick and thin.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Sarah Jessica Parker. Revolutionized the way females think.

Who are your heroes in real life?
The kind people I meet everyday, the friends whom I have, who've stood by me, my mother, my dad.

What is that you most dislike?
Lack of passion.

What is your most treasured possession?
Pictures of me and my family.

What do you regard as the lowest depths of misery?

What is your greatest regret?
To have given so much love and time to people who did not give a damn.

How would you like to die?
Quietly, when I have fulfilled God's mission for me.

What is your motto?
If you must do something, do it with passion.

Have you answered The Proust Questionnaire?