The Eloquence of Effort discusses the multiple rewards of hard-work. A boring subject, you snarl. But do read on and you may be pleasantly surprised. Have you ever wondered why things always break up, breakdown, degenerate, depreciate or simply fall apart? And why do we have to grow old? Why not the other way around? Have you ever considered what would happen if you abandoned two cars, an old and a new, and revisited them 50-years later? That´s simple, you say. The new would deteriorate and the old will probably disintegrate into dust. That´s just the way things are, you exclaim. But why not the reverse? Just as the new one aged into a rusted rattle-trap, why didn´t the old one return to a spanking new drivable car? Undoubtedly, the question is a legitimate one. Life´s problems are spontaneous: unpleasant things just happen. On the other hand, the solutions to problems demand energy and effort. Left unattended, difficulties always worsen and finally degenerate into insoluble chaos.