#288: Don’t Be Resolute. Aim for the Power of the Easy Way

Were you taught that life is a struggle? Of course you were. And so was I.

We heard adults say silly things like “no pain, no gain.” And “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That might have been sound advice when you were young. But now that you’re older, are you wiser?

Look around you. Nature has many examples showing the success of the easy way. Like rivers. Rivers don’t struggle to reach the sea, they simply find the easiest downward path, even if it means going in the “wrong” direction now and then.

If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try, try again. Fail if you must. Then try something else. Try a “wrong” direction. Try something easier.

Above all, try not to be so trying. Believe me, no pain will be your gain.

(At my age, “no pain” is all the proof I need.)

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.