Muziktology’s Proust Questionnaire #5 DinUmbra

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I think that’s a rather extreme concept. I can tell you what makes me happy instead: my wife, my family, the music I listen and I write, preparing a meal for my friends and sharing stories or ideas. A right mix of moderation, passion and honesty can increase your quality of life, or even make you happy.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Hard to define since I feel like I’m always changing in some way and that are many layers  to my personality.  I believe my emotional intensity is a defining characteristic, since I always tend to have strong feelings about ideas or people in general.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?

Finding my inner balance / Losing it.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Emperor Justinian

Which living person do you most admire?

Mikael Akerfeldt

 Who are your heroes in real life?

My parents.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I can be exceedingly petulant or moody.

 What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Duplicity.

What is your favorite journey?

Anywhere near a lake.

 What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Piety/faith.

 Which words or phrases do you most overuse? .

“In a way”

What is your greatest regret?

My teenage stupidity and inconsideration.

What is your current state of mind?

Focused.

 If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

It would be nice to have at least a sibling. Being an only child has its perks, but I think a brother or sister would have helped me develop social skills easier.

What is your most treasured possession?

My World Tree medallion. A gift from my wife.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Helplessness.

Where would you like to live?

On one of Saturn’s moons. The view would be awesome .

What is your favorite occupation?

Singing.

 What is the quality you most like in a man?

Resolve.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Compassion

 What are your favorite names?

Daniel, Hera.

What is your motto?

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

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