10 It Can’t Be That Easy/It Was That Easy Moments in Life

Life Is as Hard as We Make It

Life is hard for most of us. It doesn’t matter how much you lament how unfair this is — there will always be difficulties to face, no matter how fortunate you are.  However, there is a difference between things coming easily and things being easier than expected. Somebody presented a thread discussing this idea. As expected, it yielded some nuggets of gold. Life can change for us all if we want it to. 

Here are 10 moments that show how some people nail it without suffering. It wasn’t that easy, was it? Oh, it was. 

1. Drinking on the Job

One hopeful actor auditioned for a commercial in a bar after having drunk a few cold ones while he was waiting. Upon leaving the audition, “thinking it was a waste of time,” he ended up with a $40,000 payday, starred in another commercial, and met a famous director. 

2. Tighten That Gas Cap

Cars are a constant source of worry for motorists everywhere, and nothing fills the heart with dread more than seeing a red warning light. One lucky driver had such an encounter but escaped punishment with one strange maneuver — tightening the gasoline cap made the light disappear. 

3. Personal Growth Isn’t That Hard

One thread creator said they changed their life just by focusing on what was under their control. They found life improved after tweaks to diet, screen time, and choice of friends. Extrinsic factors will always be there in our lives, but we can make big changes with small adjustments to our own habits. 

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4. Shoe Laces Are Easy

A poster explained how they never had someone to teach them shoelaces. Subsequently, they had to wear velcro shoes into their twenties. To their surprise, they sat down one day and managed it in minutes. 

5. Going to See About a Girl

Romance can be complicated, but it needn’t be so. Why not go over to someone if you think they are cute and tell them? Such an approach worked, according to one guy, who went on to say how his child was now sleeping on that cute girl’s lap as he typed. 

6. Sleep Deprivation Owned

Certain thread members shared their sleep stories, with one in particular who discovered how insomnia has a nemesis. No, this wasn’t a testimony for melatonin or some other holistic method — they just gave up soda and switched to water. 

7. Going Back to School

A young mother always promised to return to school but never made the leap. One day, she just made the call; within a week, she was on a community college tour and started her course with generous financial aid. Kudos are due here. 

8. If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Throw It

Several accounts of inheriting decrepit-looking appliances in new homes appeared, with one story of a fridge appearing past it that only needed some T.L.C. The previous owners left it behind because of a leak, so the new owners fixed the water line for $2, and the fridge still runs four years later.

9. Getting Into Shape

In a busy debate, several commenters alluded to weight loss and health development. One happy citizen testified how “just 20 minutes of strength exercises” regularly was easy to fit into a busy schedule and changed their life.

10. Raising Teens

Horror stories abound regarding terrible teens, so most parents dread the inevitable post-twelve-year period in their child’s life. The theme was that not all parenting is good, and nightmare young adults tend to follow parents who get parenting wrong. Respecting your children is not difficult if you love them. 

Inspired by this thread.

This article originally appeared on The Cents of Money.

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