Easy come, easy go

Our 4 year old and I were having an interesting conversation about the relationship between doing challenging things and happiness.

He was trying to understand why I love working. And I was trying to illustrate how doing challenging things (biking or sports) gives us more happiness than, say, watching TV.

I’m fairly sure I didn’t land that point.

For next time, I intend to take a catchier approach to explain this is – easy things -> little happiness. Hard things -> lots of happiness.

Easy come, easy go.

The obstacle is the way.