Friday, September 14, 2007


Contatus means striving. Spinoza believed that all things have a 'conatus', or a striving to be. This striving characterises human existence and that of the rest of the natural world. This blog is about my striving. My struggle.

This is my life. Anonymous. Candid. Naked. Honest but not necessarily clear. This is my striving.

Striving for what? you may ask. I can ask you the same thing. What do YOU strive for? What would you answer? My answer? I don't know what I strive for. Perhaps understanding, perhaps comfort from pain, perhaps love, perhaps lust, perhaps my own end. Time shall make it clear as I record my failures and occaisional triumphs, for I am, he, the one who strives.

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