Are You Yearning for an Easy Life?

Have you ever wished for an easy life? One where you have no stress and no struggles? One where everything just seems to go your way? Of course! We all have. But an easy life isn’t as great as it may seem.

Chances are you’ve seen people’s lives unfold on social media. And at times their lives may seem easier, better, or more charmed than yours. But realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. So, if you want a better life, don’t expect it to just happen. You must tend to it.

What are the secrets to an easy life? Well, there’s really no such thing as an easy life. What you can do to change your circumstances, though, is to nurture responsible behavior in yourself and others, commit to making the tough decisions, and not accept victimhood thinking.

An Easy Life is Not the Goal

The fact is that people grow through struggle. Therefore, an easy life does not promote growth; rather, it feeds stagnation. Consider the following thoughts:

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal.” –Victor Frankl

“Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us.” –William James

“We take no delight in existence except when we are struggling for something.” –Arthur Schopenhauer

“The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.” –Samuel Smiles

What are your favorite quotes about life? Do you agree that an easy life cannot bring growth? Please share your thoughts on the Without Stress Facebook page.