Are you In Search of Lost Answers?
There are certain questions that get at the heart of why we exist, what it means to be human. A few years ago, I read How Proust Can Change Your Life, written by the great Alain de Botton, and it, well, did that.
Marcel Proust was many things — a novelist, critic, and essayist — but he’s perhaps most remembered for The Proust Questionnaire. Basically, it was a parlor game popularized (though not created) by Proust, who believed that in answering certain questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.
I thought it would be fun to do a slight business-oriented version of this and ask compelling people some of Proust’s original questions (in italics), mixed in with some work-related ones, and have them reply.
The title is a play on Proust’s most famous novel, In Search of Lost Time.
You can see all the past nissues right here.
You can also follow the search on Instagram!