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    no straining, to make it so

    A peak experience is a coming into the realization that what "ought to be" is, in a way that requires no longing, suggests no straining, to make it so.
    (The Farther Reaches of Human Nature; Abraham H. Maslow)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me what exactly it is meant to convey here?

    Thanks.

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    Re: no straining, to make it so

    In the context, "to make it so" = "to make it be what it ought to be'.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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