Editor’s note: The Decorah Stories Questionnaire is inspired by the “Proust Questionnaire,” a set of confessional questions popularized in the Victorian era as a parlor game. The “Decorah Stories Questionnaire” contains 24 questions and respondents were asked to answer 4-6 questions. A full list of questions can be found here.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Total satisfaction with all things; wanting nothing more and nothing else.
Which living person do you most admire?
Thich Nhat Hanh. To be able to find peace amid all things is the greatest achievement.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Magnificence, because to be truly humble, we must aspire to be dull.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The opportunity to experience being alive.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I think someone who knows me well would need to answer this for me. Some might think I’m super awesome, and others would call me a real jerk. It’s all gravy.
Who are your heroes in real life?
As part of my spiritual path, I am practicing not exalting some people above others.
What is your motto?
Above all else, be kind.