Aman Ashraff

Ponders on love, happiness, and the meaning of life

What one word would describe you?
Passionate

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I love it when a plan comes together!

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
How are virtues overrated? They are hardly ever found these days, but not overrated.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Rajinikanth

Would you like to be famous? In what way?
At what price? Never walk in through that door without knowing where the exits are.

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
Chilling with family, bottles of Highland chocolate milk and classic movies

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
Being born as the child of M.H.M. Ashraff and Ferial Ashraff, meeting my wife Zahara, and being blessed with my daughter Sophia

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to do magic

Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Write a novel. Hardly ever seem to have the time.

What is your most treasured memory?
Holding my daughter in my arms for the first time

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Dear Lord, where do I begin…

What is your most marked characteristic?
My bald head? Haha… Haven’t the foggiest. Best answered by others, methinks

What is your natural talent?
Drawing, writing, singing, acting

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
Rocky

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My temper

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
When I give 100% into a relationship, personal or professional, and receive less in return. I need to accept that it’s not personal and that not everyone’s cut from the same cloth.

Who are your favourite writers?
Bram Stoker, Dalton Trumbo, Susanna Clarke, J.M. DeMatteis, Geoff Johns

What is your motto?
Do it with passion or not at all

Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?
When your work is your passion, you’re never really working.

What inspires you?
Compassion, simplicity, imagination, knowledge

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
I attempted to ride a Hoverboard last year. The resulting hard landing on a cement floor won’t be forgotten

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Doctor Fate

What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty – being there when it matters most.

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