(i) No pain no gain!
(ii) No risk no fun!
(iii )No hate no love!
You can use them in all kinds of situations. There are people who actually gain eternal notoriety by cultivating these proverbs. All these proverbs have one thing in common – they signal that you cannot get one thing without accepting another thing.
In some way or other, these ideas were also part of my kitchen philosophy. They were part of my cynical approach towards life.
Today, these – perhaps wise – sentences no longer mean much to me. I want to win without having to suffer. I want to be happy without having to risk something. And, above all, I want to love without having to hate.
I think it is a basic decision of every individual human being if he/she wants to live by the principles (i – iii). Or if they prefer living without those principles and instead focus on what is positive?
(Translated by EG)