It’s so funny how so much of “finding yourself” in adulthood is simply getting back to who you were and what you loved as a child…
— Zuri (@okay_zuri) August 8, 2019
True. So much of what I have done as an adult is the things my parents didn’t have the money for me to do, wouldn’t allow me to do, or otherwise my community wouldn’t in some way tolerate.
School and work is designed to expunge passion, abolish joy, and a great deal of avoiding that is learning to return to your true self before it had been overrun by capitalist imperatives.