I don’t know what living is in this story. The country is in ruins, most of the great houses have collapsed, the Night King is clearly going to let loose some mass slaughter (I still think Kings Landing is toast), and whoever remains when he’s defeated will have tried to kill each other at some point. After the war the world will be like post Walking Dead. They’ll have to rebuild something new, but all anyone knows is Kings and Lords. We don’t have a single peasant POV character - they’re all part of the system. Even Bran is a knight with titles and lands now. Even Dany, breaker of chains, is all about the throne and murdering people who don’t bend the knee.
I think only Sansa is safe, and she’s still my choice for leading once the story ends. Her arc makes the most sense - from selfish spoiled little princess to someone who learned every lesson the hard way, she’s got the most sympathy and drive to fix the country. She’s a better Dany, leading without needing 3 dragons and magic powers to bully everyone into obedience. And probably Tyrion is safe because he’s the writers favorite and it’s the only satisfying end to his arc - building something new. And Sam of course - the GRR stand ins.