Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
It’s more like: if you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do this.
–David Foster Wallace in the book “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,” a long interview with David Lipsky.