The Danger of the Donut
“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different than the things that we do.” (Freya Madeline Stark)
The other day, I ate a Krispy Kreme donut because I had a rough day, and I thought I deserved one. I treated myself, and I should have felt great afterwards. Right?
I felt rotten, and it wasn’t just the crash on the other side of a sugar rush. I felt terrible because I knew I’d let myself down. For the sake of what I wanted in the moment (a hot, delicious donut), I gave up on what I want most (a healthy, fit body). Instead of being happy, I was miserable — because I betrayed my integrity.
Also, because one donut became three.
This is the danger of the “easy way” — it usually makes things worse. It feels good right now, but it leads us away from being at peace with ourselves.