• 7/30/2018

The Proust Questionnaire

Franziska would like to be more patient

This questionnaire-game is still as worthwhile as it was in the days of Marcel Proust. Here, we have answers by Franziska Ochsenfarth, student representative in the TUM Senate and the TUM Board of Trustees.<br /><br />

21 questions, 21 answers: Franziska Ochsenfarth, student representative in the TUM Senate. (Photo: private)
21 questions, 21 answers: Franziska Ochsenfarth, student representative in the TUM Senate. (Photo: private)

Franziska Ochsenfarth is a student of Mechanical Engineering, in the third semester of her Master’s studies, which she started after completing her Bachelor’s studies at TUM. She became aware of her enthusiasm for technical problems while she was still at school – thanks to project work in the field of Mechatronics.

Soon after taking up her course of studies, she became involved in the student representation at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – and then for the entire university. She likes to spend her free time in the mountains, with skiing in winter and hiking or visiting mountain lakes during the rest of the year.

Where would you like to live?
In an open, supportive neighborhood

Your idea of happiness?
Health – and trust in other people

Which mistakes are you most likely to forgive?
Any the respective person will own up for

In your opinion, what is the biggest disaster?

Your favorite artist?
Vincent van Gogh

Your favorite composer?
Wise Guys, because they often address current social issues in a satirical and thought-provoking way

Your favorite writer?
Michael Ende, as he manages to pull children and adults into imaginative worlds and to push aside the hustle and exclusion within our society

Your favorite virtue?

Your favorite pastime?
Skiing and hiking in the mountains

Your favorite exhibit in the “Deutsches Museum”?
The physical participation experiments

Your chief characteristic?

What do you like most about your friends?

Your main fault?
Frequent excessive chocolate consumption

What is your idea of happiness?
A diverse and interesting life, without having to put too much stress on yourself

Your heroes in science?
Marie Curie

Your heroes in history?
Anyone who contributed to the peace process in Europe or continues to carry the European idea into the future

What do you hate the most?
An unreflective selfish lifestyle

Which reform do you admire the most?
The astonishingly late introduction of women’s suffrage

What natural gift would you like to possess?
Sometimes, I would rather be more patient

Who would you like to be?
Someone who uses his skills for the benefit of society

Your motto?
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already

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