George Saunders Answers the Proust Questionnairevanityfair.com/style/2023/01/george-saunders-answers-the-proust-questionnaire
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being aware and accepting of whatever the state of my mind happens to be at the moment (even if that state is unhappy).
What historical figure do you most identify with? Lincoln: a guy who fought against sadness by turning his mind to the needs of others and making filthy jokes.
Which living person do you most despise? Fiction writing…