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Being a Description of the World

By Eli Siegel


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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