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.