While looking up conductor Gustavo Dudamel today [more coming on him], I came across a few questions to ponder, first popularized by Marcel Proust and more recently Bernard Pivot. I've consolidated most of the questions, slightly modified, into one list and published my thoughts below:
Most important character attributes I possess
Passion // Drive // Perseverance
Most important character attribute I'm working on
Consistency // Reliability
The quality that I like to see in a man
Honesty // Direct Communication
The most important quality in a woman
Understanding // Love // Sensitivity
Your friends' most important qualities
Loyalty // Trust
My greatest strength
Dedication // Leadership
My greatest weakness
Self // Ego
My favorite pastime
Sports // Activities with Friends & Family
My dream of happiness
A balanced life of career, family & adventure
What would be the biggest tragedy for me
Not having lived life to the fullest extent
What its your favorite occupation
Trying new things
The country where I would like to live
Already live there
Miguel de Cervantes
Favorite literary hero
Favorite literary heroin
Beethoven // Scott Joplin // Franz Liszt // Depeche Mode
Keith Haring // Gary Larson (painter-ish)
My heroes in real life
John Wayne // Ronald Regan // Joe Montana // Tiger Woods
Taylor // Ashley
What I hate the most
Historical personalities I despise most
Adolf Hitler // Josef Stalin // Sadaam Hussein
Military deed that I admire most
Spartacus' gladiator rebellion
The reform that I admire most
Natural talent that I would like to have
Natural ability to see only the best in others
How I would like to die
Current spiritual orientation
Respectful of most religious beliefs
That smell that brings you back to childhood
Chocolate chip cookies
Your preferred aroma
Mountains // Forests // Campfires
People that take responsibility for their own happiness are usually happier people.
What inspires you creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Success // Results of Efforts
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
Alarms of all kinds
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Athlete // Doctor // Politician
What profession you would not like to do?
Anything mundane or repetitive
If God exists, what would you like to hear him say to you after your death?
“Whatever you may have lacked in faith, you more than made up for with goodness, virtue, and kindness.”