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Being a Description of the World

By Eli Siegel
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Effort

Effort is the known doing of something, accompanied by the feeling that there's some opposition to our doing it.

The human mind is after a complete sense of resistance and ease. Effort is a sign that this is being gone after, and that there is opposition to it. The cause of effort is plainly in ourselves, or in what we meet, or both.

© 1945 by Eli Siegel


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