The Proust Questionnaire – Adapted for Alums

Somehow they find you – no matter where you move.  Although I graduated from an ivy league some time ago, I recently received a survey in the mail from my alma mater, asking me to “share my thoughts”  and, of course, soliciting a donation.

My degree must be pretty rusty because I couldn’t come up with answers to all the questions.  Could you?

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?  (Is there a book?)
  2. What is your greatest fear?  (Why should I tell you?)
  3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?  (Are you kidding?)
  4. What is the trait you most deplore in others? (Depends on the other.)
  5. What is your greatest extravagance? (You mean besides all the chocolate?)
  6. Which word do you most overuse? (Like…how would I know?)
  7. When and where were you happiest? (Are you fishing here for college days?)
  8. What is your most marked characteristic? (Is this for identification purposes?)
  9. What is your greatest regret? (Starting this survey…)
  10. What is your current state of mind? (Better, now that I’ve come to the end.)
I may have to reread Proust’s answers before they send the next one.

Related Information:  Proust’s Answers to Questions