40 questions about my 2024-2034

Posted by Enovace on December 31, 2023

Questions from Steph Ango

Some time ago I had answered Proust’s famous questionnaire, and thought I would try answering it again. While the yearly questions help me reflect on what happened, Proust’s questions are more about personal philosophies and traits, and thus change less frequently over time.

Going through my answers to the Proust questionnaire, I was inspired to work on a new questionnaire that I could use for the next few decades. I tried to create a set of questions that I would enjoy reflecting on in ten years. This list combines questions from Proust’s questionnaire, and others I’ve been collecting ad hoc.

It will be ten years before I can tell you whether this worked well or not, but join me on this journey if you’d like!

Q1 What would you do if you had 6 months to live?

  1. Do something dangerous which I never dare to do such as bungee and parachuting.

Q2 What would you do if you had a billion dollars?

Q3 What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

Q4 What do you hope will be the same 10 years from now?

Q5 What do you hope will be different 10 years from now?

Q6 What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Q7 When and where were you happiest?

Q8 Why do you get out of bed in the morning?

Q9 What do you consider the lowest depth of misery?

Q10 What is your most marked characteristic?

Q11 What is your greatest fear?

Q12 What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Q13 What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Q14 what occasion do you lie?

Q15 What is your greatest extravagance?

Q16 What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Q17 What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Q18 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Q19 Which talent would you most like to have?

Q20 What do people frequently misunderstand about you?

Q21 What is the quality you most like in a man?

Q22 What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Q23 What do you most value in your friends?

Q24 What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Q25 If you could give everyone in the world one gift, what would it be?

Q26 What was your greatest waste of time?

Q27 What do you find painful but worth doing?

Q28 Where would you most like to live?

Q29 What is your most treasured possession?

Q30 Who is your best friend?

Q31 Who or what is the greatest love of your life?

Q32 Which living person do you most admire?

Q33 Who is your hero of fiction?

Q34 Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Q35 What is your greatest regret?

Q36 How would you like to die?

Q37 What is your motto?

Q38 What is the best compliment you ever received?

Q39 What is the luckiest thing that happened to you?

Q40 What makes you hopeful?