Thursday, November 11, 2021

Consume And Transform

All great human deeds both consume and transform their doers.  Consider an athlete, or a scientist, or an artist, or an independent business creator.  In the service of their goals they lay down time and energy and many other choices and pleasures; in return, they become most truly themselves.  A false destiny may be spotted by the fact that it consumes without transforming, without giving back the enlarged self.

-- Lois McMaster Bujold (1949 -), American author of science fiction and fantasy works, most noted for the works in her Vorkosigan Saga, Cordelia's Honor (1996), "Author's Afterword"

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