I was wondering about all of us who choose the easy path, the path of least resistance.
Like everything, it sure has its advantages. Also, it’s disadvantages.
And what are those?
When we choose the path of least resistance for the important things in life, like our health, our work, our relationships, and more – what does that say about us?
What message are we sending to ourselves? To others?
And I further wonder, sometimes we choose not to fight, then other times what do we choose to fight for?
With whom we choose to fight with? Must we always fight alone?
When we choose the path of least resistance are we simply picking our battles?
Or are we choosing something or someone over ourselves?
Maybe we’re fighting for the best for ourselves and for our other(s)?
Sure, we might be fighting for both. But are we?
Or have we digressed into an either / or?
For / against?
Yes / no?
Possible / not?
This way / that way?
My way / the highway?
I read so many things that talk about how all the best things in life are worth fighting for, that all the best things in life take work, that anything worth doing is hard.
Maybe that’s why we settle for the path of least resistance. Because it’s a lot easier to let go rather than to face something we know will take work. Because the past plays a powerful role in the present. Because fighting for what matters definitely takes work.
But I wonder how much I’ll be walking on the path of least resistance in the future.
Because the most important things in my life I would hate to leave to chance. And they are absolutely worth fighting for.
Though whether it’s some thing or some one, I also have realized that whatever the fight, fights can rarely be won alone.