Proust Questionnaire with Ben Maurer


Jessica Harris, Staff Writer

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Just having a good, stable life, you know? Not much else to it. Being able to do the stuff I want and to see the people I like. Hanging out with friends and stuff like that.

What is your greatest fear?

Probably wasps. I don’t like wasps.

What is your current state of mind?

Just going to school every day. Kind of doing what I gotta do.

On what occasion do you lie?

About homework and school stuff.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My service dog, Roo. She’s always here for me. She’s just kinda just always there and kicking around you know.

When and where were you happiest?

Probably over the summer, because I had a pretty good summer.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I wish that I was good at math.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I would probably reincarnate as a frog. But I don’t like water.

Where would you most like to live?

Italy, because I’m Italian.

What is your favorite occupation?

I’d like to be a teacher because I work with kids right now. Not little kids though, because I don’t wanna do that. I want to work with high school or college students.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Being funny, I guess.

What do you most value in your friends?

If they’ve got a good sense of humor and are nice, that is valuable.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

FDR, because he’s amazing.

Who are your heroes in real life?

Probably my friends because they’re good people. I just spend a lot of time with them as well.

What is your motto?

“Every day above ground is a great day.”