Given our current state, yesterday I threw out the Proust Questionnaire to the blogosphere. It seemed like an interesting study in the human condition, especially now. But some of the questions, though applicable to Proust’s times, were not as timely or current to todays times. So I updated them. Here are the questions. Anyone for authenticity?
Would you prefer to rent or own a home?
What electronic device makes you happy?
What can’t you live without?
Who’s your favorite movie character?
Who’s your hero?
What moment in your lifetime stands out the most?
Name a woman you most admire.
Can you name a famous painter? If so, who?
Who is your favorite band or singer?
What qualities should a man possess?
What about a woman? what qualities should she possess?
What do you like about yourself?
What job would you love to have?
If you could be anything, what would you be?
What makes you different from others?
What common trait do all of your friends have?
What do you need to improve about yourself?
What is your biggest regret?
What pisses you off the most?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What’s your favorite food?
What’s your favorite website?
What is always in your fridge?
What’s the best book you ever read?
What magazine could you read anytime?
What famous woman in history most sticks out for you?
Who’s your favorite actor?
Who’s your favorite actress?
Do you hate anyone?
What skill would you like to have?
What is your fondest memory?
How would you like to die?
What is your current state of mind?
Self-discovery has never been in more need. I think today, our transparent self needs to get in touch with the people who are having a hard time being “real”. Not only does this extend beyond social media, but I see it permeating everything these days. It’s about disclosure and what we are articulating or trying to say. It’s about having conversations. You should send this to the people that are in dire need of having or participating in conversations. Lets talk, lets exchange, lets share. and then lets compare answers.