“The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day. That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.”

-David Foster Wallace

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  1. Mom/Grandma Says:

    His name is familiar …. can’t place him in reference. Need info – and this quote hits the nail right on the head:-)

    Without a doubt, probably the most difficult course to be and do!

  2. Kathryn Says:

    He was a notable writer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Foster_Wallace