Do you know this joke about a knight and a dragon?
A knight was crossing the desert. He’d been walking for a very long time and was exhausted and thirsty. On the way, he’d lost his horse and his helmet. Even his boots had fallen apart. All that he had left was his sword.
Suddenly, he saw a small lake on the horizon. The knight realized that he’d finally be able to slake his thirst, so he got over his exhaustion and ran towards the lake.
When he got there, though, he saw a three-headed dragon sitting by the side of the lake. The knight got out his sword and started battling the dragon. He fought him all day long and finally managed to cut off two of the dragon’s heads. The dragon fell onto the ground in complete exhaustion, and so did the knight.
“Why did you attack me?” the dragon asked the knight in a small voice.
“I wanted a drink of water. . .” the knight whispered.
“So why didn’t you just drink???” the dragon asked.
I’m exactly like that knight. I create insurmountable difficulties for myself, then battle them to the point of complete exhaustion, and then heroically overcome them.
Of course, none of this heroism would be needed if I didn’t create the obstacles for myself.
It’s a very stupid life strategy, and I do not recommend it.