It’s always about what’s easy. Simple.
The path of least resistance allows us to glide, duck, and doge our way through life.
Never touching those things that are most important.
It’s easy talking to a stranger online. It’s easy to rip apart their beliefs or way of thinking.
It’s more difficult to touch deeply the ones we love.
Being cruel, distant, shut off. These things are easy.
They require no thought, no attention.
They are easy because the path leads outward toward others, but never inward towards ourselves.
Inside is the resistance. Obstacles.
Roadblocks waiting to be tore up.
Tear them up! Be brave! Breathe deeply! A voice calls out.
But it calls to us from the resistance, the loud static noise of our inner-selves. It’s noisy there.
Go have a cookie. A beer. Go watch TV. Forget about your worries. Rebuke him! Another voice calls out.
That voice is clear. It has a smell. A taste. Pleasure over pain.
Satisfying results. The voice is appeased.
The path of least resistance.