What celebrity you despise most

The famous FAZ questionnaire - of which the FAZ itself notes in the introductory text that Marcel Proust filled it out twice in his life.

What is the biggest disaster for you?
The fundamentalism of alleged human happiness

Where do you want to live?
In the security of family and friends

What is perfect earthly happiness for you?
Above all absent - because perfection cannot exist in this world

Which mistakes are you most likely to excuse?
Spelling field

Your favorite novel heroes?
William von Baskerville from The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco); Josef Knecht from The Glass Bead Game (Hermann Hesse)

Your favorite character in the story?
Charlemagne, the "patron saint" of Frankfurt

Your favorite heroines in reality?
Single mothers

Your favorite poetry heroines?
Cordelia from Shakespeare's King Lear; Antigone from the play of the same name by Sophocles

Your favorite painter?
Michelangelo, Klimt, Böcklin

Your favorite composers?
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms

What qualities do you value most in a man?
Reliability, openness, modesty, judgment

What qualities do you value most in a woman?
Charm, empathy, reliability, determination

Your favorite virtue?
justice

What is your favorite thing to do?
Read

Who or what would you have liked to be?
conductor

Your main character trait?
persistence

What do you value most in your friends?
The open word

Your biggest mistake?
To have taken neither math nor Latin classes seriously

Your dream of happiness?
Needlessness

What would be the greatest misfortune for you?
hopelessness

What do you want to be?
Member of the Bundestag

Her favourite color?
Red, amazingly….

Your favorite flower?
The one on a draft beer

Your favorite bird?
My mother - a born "Vogel"

Your favorite writers?
William Shakespeare, Robertson Davis, Ernst Jünger

Your favorite lyricist?
Werner Bergengruen, Robert Gernhardt

Your heroes in reality?
Fathers who take their responsibility seriously

Your heroines in the story?
Jeanne d’Arc - she continued to fight where all men wanted to give up

Your favorite names?
Benedict, Elisabeth

What do you despise the most?
Crimes against children

Which historical figures do you despise most?
Tyrants and murderers in the name of the happiness of mankind in this and the other

Which military accomplishments do you admire most?
The integration of the NVA into the Bundeswehr

Which reform do you admire most?
The Humboldt's educational reforms at the beginning of the 19th century - they laid the foundation for the rise of German science

What natural gift would you like to have?
Reading what's going on behind the forehead

How would you like to die?
Without regret

What is your current state of mind?
Thoughtful and with an ironic distance to my own importance

Your motto?
Have the courage to use your own understanding