the immanent improvement impulse

We have an internal compulsion that comes from the survival imperative: perpetual striving.

Even periods of sloth end or become obsessive in as sophisticated, ordered, and avoidant compulsions.

To order our life is a struggle: a persistent fight that burns our energy. Even when there is no witness, which means it is not only a social construct of achievement but an immanent (innate) means of relating to the world.

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