“These ways of thinking are all self-evidently silly, when you reflect on it for a moment. There’s nothing inherently worthwhile about an activity just because most people happen to struggle with it. And the evidence suggests that, in all of these cases, the harder thing isn’t actually vital, or even better at all, most likely.”
It's taken me a long time to let go of the harder-better fallacy but this piece sums up just why it's such a good thing to do. Easier, much of the time, is better and we should embrace that way more than we do as a socity. Side note: this piece is about weight loss, but I think it applies to so much more, and I'm grateful to Mandy for posting it.