Paradox of Effort and Effect of Repetition

“If we work hard at something, then it seems “effortless”.This paradox – with effort it becomes effortless – is precisely what makes history disappear in the moment of its enactment. The repetition of the work is what makes the work disappear… [R]epetition of action takes us in certain directions: we are also orientating ourselves toward some objects more than others, including not only physical objects… but also objects of thought, feeling, and judgment, as well as objects in the sense of aims, aspirations, and objectives.”

Sara Ahmed in “Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others” (2006)
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