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There are incompletable tasks. Tasks which are either impossible to accomplish or impossible to comprehend. Such tasks allow one neither the illusion, the distraction, nor the escape of what is styled “success.” On the contrary, the unperceived glory of perpetual failure is their sole promise. Far from whetting the appetite for worldly enterprise, tasks of this sort exercise a stunning and bewildering effect on the will. And it is there, at the point where the will crawls to a halt, sinking into the ground as if seized with paralysis, that the heroism of introspection begins.