Proust Questionnaire with Class of 2023 Vice President Bharat Mekala


Senior Bharat Mekala responding to an email outside the library. Mekala is the vice president for the class of 2023. “I seize the moment and capitalize on whatever opportunities life gives me,” he said.

Jack Lang, Staff Writer

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Doing what you want to do with what you like. I am happiest when I am around my friends and family watching a movie. 

Which living person do you most admire?

I highly admire Barack Obama, and I have since I was a kid. I think he is a really good role model with good morals. He was a very professional president. 

What is your current state of mind?

Happy because I don’t have that much on my plate. I usually have a test I have to study for or a project that’s the next day, but I finally get a day off.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Kindness, because everyone says it’s the most important. I agree, but it’s not always important. People can be “kind” to you and still not respect you or care about you in any way. 

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Confidence. Men who are confident are able to get what they want in life. 

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would like to be able to dunk a basketball. 

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

I would want to come back as a bird. I think it would be a cool life to be able to fly. 

What is your favorite occupation?

Entrepreneur or investor. I think working for yourself is a great way to live because you get to call the shots. I would like to start my own business when I get older. 

What do you most value in your friends?

Probably humor. I enjoy being with friends who make me laugh.

How would you like to die?

I would want to die of old age, because it’s more predictable. That way I will have lived life to its full potential and I will be able to reflect on my good memories as I get older, and I would have a chance to say goodbye to my loved ones.

What is your motto?

My motto is Wayne Gretzky’s quote, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I seize the moment and capitalize on whatever opportunities life gives me.