It seems that the human tendency for the easy is like sugar for the flies. Yet most beneficial for us all is the hard work. Hard, that takes effort to complete.
There is limit to the hard work we can do each day, because it is so strenuous to our minds. We simple have limited amount of cognitive ability for each day; limited number of decision that can considered good.
Today I stumbled upon amazing article by Buster Benson about our mind and how it distorts reality. Message there is simple, biases exist to protect us from the reality that would overload us.
Conscious mind however, has the ability to bit by bit start seeing the world as it is. This is called Vipassana.
What does this mean? Do not settle for the easy, struggle for the difficult. That way we grow and we all have more.