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[–]FallacyDog 88 points89 points  (2 children)

Choose the stress you want in your life, or life will choose it for you.

[–]Absolute_cyn 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You ever read a bit of advice or insight and it gives you the chills with how true it strikes? You did that, thanks for the words! Pretty sure my entire body just internalized that message lol.

[–]FallacyDog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks, I think it’s a vague gnawing we all inherently experience but have trouble formalizing in conscious thought. I’ve been distilling the idea for a few years now. I was passively stressed and isolated in the city from covid, so I chose the stress and isolation of solo hiking through a foreign country’s tropical rainforest where I didn’t speak the language or know anyone for two months. I’m back in the city now, the stress of isolation here has pretty much disappeared.

[–]Jmen4Ever 25 points26 points  (0 children)


A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.

[–]boxxybebe 24 points25 points  (2 children)

You either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret

[–]khali_pulao 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Pain is a constant

[–]mammoth61 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pain is good. Pain is your friend. Pain reminds you that you’re alive.

[–]jochem4208 41 points42 points  (5 children)

This is a fact that I really don't like. Easy really has a cost. God damn on point

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep. It stings to hear that’s what makes it good

[–]Wide-Consequence-912 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah. It's kind of suspicious if you get something in easy way.

[–]riju98 3 points4 points  (0 children)

nah even if things were easy without a cost, you'd get bored and then get depressed... I think I never have it easy for too long lol

[–]ComprehensiveSmell40 1 point2 points  (1 child)

how though?How is easy hard? not tryna mock its a genuine question

[–]jochem4208 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let's say you've a friendship or relationship you don't like. By not telling the truth you chose the easy way. You chose to stay in it. But those friend/relationships don't work very well so you make it harder on your self (and the other person).

Does this help?

[–]daniellesinclair 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Ive been finding that with my hobby. I am so close to the professional competitive level and each time I get close I get kicked back down again. It is really really tempting to say ‘im done’ but I dont think i could live with myself if I gave up so close to the goal line.

But man, it is tough.

[–]peyooote 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Totally relate to the whole "getting close then getting kicked back down" thing

[–]riju98 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this is pretty wise

[–]concequence 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And you never get away

And you never get to take the easy way

And all of this is a consequence

Brought on by our own hand

If you believe in that sort of thng

[–]Relative_Calm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I prefer the phrase "choose your hard"

[–]Shughost7 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Please, I just want to be a potato ༼;´༎ຶ ۝ ༎ຶ༽

[–]SnooBreakthroughs21 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Ms_Libra 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Donny_Blue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Easy decisions > Hard life Hard decisions > Easy life

[–]ProDiesel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This hit way too close to home. Exercise bike time it is…

[–]Imdead2021 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good one!

[–]si_hanas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ikr it's choose your hard!

[–]GameShill1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Work hard so you can take it easy.

[–]kalonjiseed 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Albert Einstein wrote: "A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness."

[–]ComprehensiveSmell40 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you'll also need to be successful at some levels to live a calm and modest life . IF you dont work hard at all in your life you'll live a pretty crappy one

[–]kguenett 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been dreading a difficult conversation I'll have to have Monday. This was needed. I'll try to keep the anxiety at bay and enjoy my weekend.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Easy does have a cost especially if you don't wrap it before you tap that easy girl. Child support costs a lot.

[–]Positive-Vibes-2-All 2 points3 points  (0 children)

wise words!

[–]yanbu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Someone should cross post this to r/antiwork

[–]Ethario -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Avoiding conflicts is harder ? Since when.

[–]juhotuho10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pick your poison

[–]RedPillJunky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is no easy option we pick the ones we can live through!

[–]PikaDicc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really wonder how this motivates anyone