make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
struggle or fight vigorously
I love this word. I chose it for this IQ because it perfectly describes what the tree in the picture is doing, and it perfectly describes what each of us do in our own way.
We strive. We are compelled. To live is to strive in some way.
I ask the same two things of you that I ask of myself:
1) That you enjoy the process as much as you can.
2) That you strive to leave the world a better place than it was when you joined it.