Why Is Life So Tough


Few people who have problems are willing to face the truth that life is often much harder on them than it really has to be because of decisions they make in their lives. Here are some comparisons between what is easy and what is hard. The individual having a hard time of it can frequently find themselves in the comparisons presented here. Look at this and when you find yourself (each time you find yourself) write down how you fit this comparison.


Example: Bad is easy. Good is hard. - A response to this might be made: I find it very easy to lose my temper with people. I find it difficult to stop and consider what they may be feeling.


1. Bad is easy. Good is hard. -


2. Losing is easy. Winning is hard. -


3. Talking is easy. Listening is hard. -


4. Watching TV is easy. Reading is hard. -


5. Giving advice is easy. Taking advice is hard. -


6. Flab is easy. Muscle is hard. -


7. Stop is easy. Go is hard. -


8. Dirty is easy. Clean is hard. -


9. Take is easy. Give is hard. -


10. Dream is easy. Think is hard. -


11. Lying is easy. Truth is hard. -


12. Sleeping is easy. Waking is hard. -


13. Talking about God is easy. Praying to God is hard. -


14. Holding a grudge is easy. Forgiving is hard. -


15. Telling a secret is easy. Keeping a secret is hard. -


16. Play is easy. Work is hard. -


17. Falling is easy. Getting up is hard. -


18. Spending is easy. Saving is hard. -


19. Eating is easy. Dieting is hard. -


20. Doubt is easy. Faith is hard. -


21. Criticizing is easy. Taking criticism is hard.-


22. Letting go is easy. Hanging on is hard. -


23. Secret sin is easy. Confession is hard. -


24. Pride is easy. Humility is hard. -


25. Excusing oneself is easy. Excusing others is hard. -


26.Borrowing is easy. Paying back is hard. -


27. Sex is easy. Love is hard. -


28. Argument is easy. Negotiation is hard. -


29. Naughty is easy. Nice is hard. -


30. Going along is easy. Getting along is hard. -


31. Dumb is easy. Smart is hard. -


32. Cowardice is easy. Bravery is hard. -


33. Messy is easy. Neat is hard. -


34. Going along is easy. Walking alone is hard. -


35. Sarcasm is easy. Sincerity is hard.


36. An F is easy. An A is hard.


37. Growing weeds is easy. Growing flowers is hard.


38. Having a friend is easy. Being a friend is hard.


39. Following is easy. Leading is hard.


40. Reaction is easy. Action is hard.


41.Feasting is easy. Fasting is hard.

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