This is brilliant:
“The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”
I gleaned it from the wikpedia entry on Michel Foucault. (h/t to brotha Scott for the lead)
It resonates with some of my writing from two weeks ago:
i don’t seek understanding, to be understood by my people. i’ve been exhausted by judgment from others, and my own self-judgment and my judging others. i’ve reigned in some of that judgment, less consumed with burning my energy in that drain/waste. it detracts from channeling it elsewhere.