Life & Philosophy Psychology

Push things forward 


We need struggle because we need the ideas. To quote author Bernard Malamud, “if you haven’t struggled, you haven’t yet lived.”

We seek less freedom, not more; constriction narrows down the number of options. It yields the gift of a clearer path.

We are condemned to fail forward at something. Handicaps stimulate persistence; weaknesses convince us to focus on our strengths. As the philosopher and novelist Colin Wilson once wrote: “Meaning instantly creates energy.”

It’s time to wake up and push things forward.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.