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“Oh, that I had never acted! How many hopes I’d now be richer by!”

Friedrich Hölderlin

A romantic statement that, however, addresses something we probably all know: you should, and you desire to, take action – and then action becomes frustration because it is helpless, unsuccessful or too careless. And yet, so many hopes and desires were linked to the action.

The alternative is difficult because we inevitably always act, always have to take action. Consciously or not.

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