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Let’s talk about college: existential crisis

September 25th, 2018

How you doing? 

When I woke up this morning, little did I know I was going to write this post. It’s been a while since my latest post “Let’s talk about college” and for today I wanted to share with you a quiz known as The Proust Questionnaire.

In November, my colleagues and I need to deliver an autobiography to our professor. I panicked because I can’t do it. I have no idea of how to start (please, if you have someway of helping me, that would be great). He just wants to know a little about each one of us and makes us think about ourselves. It will be a huge challenge for me to do it but I have to figure out a way. In order to help us, he said that we should answer to some questions first made by Marcel Proust.


Marcel Proust (full name: Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust) was a French novelist, critic and essayist. He came up with a list of questions people should answer about themselves to get to know them better before knowing someone else. (If you want a post truly dedicated to Marcel Proust, I would do it).

If you’re interested in visiting the site with the questions, I’ll leave it here: Proust Questionnarie. Or you an go to Wikipedia (if it’s easier than finding a book) and check out Proust’s answers as well.

The list bellow have new questions that were add later:


Visit this site and they will send you a copy via email very quickly.

I know what some of you will might think that this is easy and you would do it in 5 minutes, but I won’t and I can’t. Some questions are hard for me to answer because I think most of the times I don’t truly know myself. I’m having an existential crisis. Decided to share this with you, in case you would be interested in answering these questions!

This can be a very interesting activity that everyone should be doing.

Thank you for reading and…

See you in the next post!

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26 thoughts on “Let’s talk about college: existential crisis

  1. Wow, those are some really deep questions that get you to think about yourself. If I had to answer them in 5 minutes, I don’t know if I could do that.

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  2. I think these questions are really interesting 😊 Thank you for sharing. I also have often an existential crisis so you aren’t alone in this. We are all just trying to get to know ourselves. I wish you good luck on it. You can do it 🍀❤ I believe in you

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  3. If it’s getting too hard, can you imagine massive pile of paper in professors desk? Even if these are done in cloud, it might help to think it that way. And your goal is to make the professor to rise an eyebrow once when reading your answers, not in all 30 questions. Then (s)he tries not to spill her coffee on your paper, gives you good (enough) grade and moves on to the next one.

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    1. I don’t know if I mentioned, the autobiography will not be evaluated. There won’t be any grade. He is just doing that because he wants to. But it can stress me because I’m feeling like I don’t know how to answer things about myself.


  4. What really interesting questions, I always want to know things along them lines about people instead of the generic favourite colour and middle name questions. I think you should really just take your time with each question and write all answers that come into your head and then edit it down into a cohesive yet informative answer x

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    1. it’s my 4th year in college and I feel like that sometimes but it is normal because everyone else in class feels the same. 🙂 Thank you for reading. I will check out!


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