It’s hard to roll a rock uphill. It takes real consistent effort. What happens when you stop? The rock goes in the opposite direction that you want it to go. Not good.
Rolling a rock downhill is much easier. All you need is a rock and a hill, and most importantly, be facing the right direction.
So many of us are so proud at the effort in rolling our rock up the hill. We pretend that the key metric is effort, not distance traveled by our Little Rock. We even get mad when we see someone rolling their rock downhill. “That’s too easy. They didn’t work for it.”
Working and unnecessary suffering are two different things. This can be easy if you want it to be easy. Just don’t be surprised when your friends that have been rolling their rocks uphill call you an idiot for facing a new and scary direction.