“Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”—George Saunders. I can’t wait to read this.
"I’m still trying to wrap my head around the suffering. I never will. I began to compose a discourse about the nature of suffering but fell short around the fourth sentence. I have to be careful about how much I allow myself to dwell on the darkness because I will literally lose sleep over it when I let too much of it in.
In short, what I know is true is that evil exists, but that Goodness always overcomes.”
GofG: What can the youth of today learn from the youth of the 60s?
KA: That they shouldn’t stress out too much about their individual long-term future, that happy lives often follow (usually?) zig-zaggy paths. And that they have the power to effect profound social and political change.
I love Kurt Andersen! Check out the full interview HERE.