Matt Terwilliger answers the famous Proust questionnaire
Matt Terwilliger, ’08 BS, sat down with us to answer questions from Marcel Proust’s famous 19th-century questionnaire. Terwilliger, of Dublin, Ohio, is associate vice president and a certified financial planner with The Edwards Group at Morgan Stanley. He held the Ohio State record as the four-year basketball player with the most wins.
What is your current state of mind?
Excited! I have an amazing wife who has a successful career and a happy and healthy 2-year-old son who keeps me on my toes.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Time with family away from the speed and grind of daily life
What is your greatest fear?
Looking back at the end of my life and realizing that I could have done more and helped more
Which living person do you most admire?
My dad. He has always been the perfect example of doing things the right way, every day. As I get older I realize more and more how difficult that is.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Becoming a dad. I’ve won multiple Big 10 championships and hundreds of college and professional basketball games. Doesn’t even come close to the feeling of being a dad.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and motivation. I am fortunate to know several people I consider great friends. We all push each other forward at a rapid pace. I also know that if I were stranded in the middle of the night, they would all stop at nothing to help.
What is your favorite journey?
My life thus far. In just 33 years, I’ve been a shy teenager, a student and professional athlete, a business professional, a husband and a father.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Natural born intelligence. Don’t get me wrong, intelligence is important, but having a tenacious work ethic is far more important.
What is your motto?
Get a little bit better every day.