1. force (someone) to move hurriedly or unceremoniously in a specified direction.

“they hustled him into the back of a horse-drawn wagon”

2. [NORTH AMERICAN informal]: obtain by forceful action or persuasion.

“the brothers headed to New York to try and hustle a record deal”

(from a Google Dictionary search — once considered a debate hack/hustle)

Does that sound like something to be proud of, to aspire to pursue every day?

No wonder the dishonesty and untruth grinds you down.

Diligence and devotion, passion, hard work you are driven to pursue in humanism — this is human action deserving of pride.

My own family and historical pride on the blue-collar labors in metal shops, steel mills, coal mines — the lost hearing, the black lungs, the arthritic and bowed backs all speak to less-chosen “grinds” and their effects.

Photo by Ant Rozetsky

Excellent and succinct, needed statement DHH for the dreary-eyed, ground-down hopefuls of Gary V’s excesses. You paralleled and expanded echoes to my own crisp, good-night’s sleep ‘n morning cortisol thoughts on “hustle” — and you published them.

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