When will we stop perpetuating and romanticizing struggling by believing that it’s a rite of passage to success? If you can make it easier for someone else to succeed, you simply should. Forcing others to endure hardship does not make them more deserving of what they achieve, it just makes us assholes. Misery is not a prerequisite for happiness. We were just indoctrinated into this false understanding of existence from an early age so that we wouldn’t bitch about spending the majority of our lives working just to finally have a few relaxing years at an age we’re unable to enjoy them to their fullest extent. Maybe this will happen when we stop complaining that the next generations have it so much easier, isn’t that the fucking point?
We carve out our way, then cover our tracks, and for this, we fail.
We destroy the path behind us. We inflict the archaic tortures we’ve braved onto others and force them to prove their worth, but we only succeed in slowing progress out of spite. This is our tradition.