The struggle itself is seen as insufficient when we are focused on the end of it, expecting that the thesaurus waits for us there. But the thesaurus is found/created within the struggle. It is during it that we realize what we are, what we thought we were, and we develop skills for handling life’s challenges more efficiently; not for winning a prize some time in the future, but for realizing we actually are much wider than every struggle, for being more calm and in peace within the now. We also see struggling as insufficient and as torture, because we expect the outcome to be external. And as long as we count on the external events for our inner condition, the struggles will never end.
If Patrick “won” or if Medium “won” in this “conflict”, is something to be judged by the processes you experienced within, not by the fact that in the end, yes, many beautiful tree-stories were — unfairly — deleted. This doesn’t prove that …humans won over the trees, or that Medium won over Patrick. Every action of these will have the suitable response. The main thing is this: if you have experienced realizations, changes, “widening” of any kind about yourself, your Sisyphean struggle was also automatically the outcome, the thesaurus, the result of itself.
My thesis doesn’t imply that I didn’t like the story. It is beautifully written as always, and with good points, with which I don’t exactly disagree; I just add a different angle from which they can be seen. Not theoretically; it is the way in which life has proven to me that it becomes more adorable. It is also a way that isn’t a dead end. Because, the other one, is.