Proust Club: Steve Soroka

We’re asking the Block Club team a few questions from the famous Proust Questionnaire, popularized by the famous French essayist and novelist. This famous interview style has been interpreted many times over, from Vanity Fair’s popular last-page profile to “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Today’s questionnaire is with Steve Soroka, Block Club’s studio manager. Let’s see what Steve has to say…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is savoring the moment when I see one of my kids make a breakthrough or connection about something we’re talking about. That moment when you can see it in their eyes that they’ve just figured something out is unlike anything else.

What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is letting down my family, friends or colleagues in one way or another.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Hope. It’s great to have, but you can’t rely on hope alone to get what you want.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My beautiful, kind and loving wife, Lindsey.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d like to speak fluently in at least five other languages.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Standing up to conflicts when necessary rather than trying to avoid them at all costs.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
This is still a work in progress, but to have my children continue to be kind, loving people to everyone they encounter now and for the rest of their lives.

What do you most value in your friends?
Not passing any judgment if I haven’t seen or talked to them in a while.

Who is your hero of fiction?
Dr. Seuss.

What is your motto?
Work hard. Play hard.