Can be defined as the ‘Essential Struggle’. Nothing worthwhile ever comes easily or can be attained without some kind of effort on someone’s part. The Essential Struggle is part of earthly conditions and a necessary ingredient of life. Without struggle and effort, in the absence of conflict, humankind would quickly degenerate. ‘Struggle’ here includes such conflicts as that between man and disease, man and his environment and, by no means least, the struggle between man and himself. A man who does not repudiate the Essential Struggle can still be a man of peace. The antithesis of struggle and effort is inertia and stagnation.