Strange statement. I paused in my reading and pondered its obvious exhortation. I allowed the text to form images in my mind … I urged and coaxed my brain to trigger analogies that might offer me some insight. I explored the possibility that this statement might in fact, have a deeper sublime message as it stands nonchalant, yet taunts me with its stark simplicity … until this visual caught my eye!

 

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The nakedness of his painful strive demonstrates man’s authenticity as he consciously and vigorously reacts to his environment, creating values as he perseveres through strive … and brings to mind another of Sartre’s dictum …

Values so generated by painful strive are the only values actually realizable and worthy of human pursuit.

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