A Volkswagen bug is a car that brings smiles to people. I noticed this every time I went for a drive in the one I used to have. I think it brings back good memories from their childhood. I also think there’s something special and soothing about the shape, all curves and no angles.
But the new Volkswagen bug is very difficult to repair. It isn’t as easy as the original ones were. Apparently you have to take almost the entire engine apart in order to fix anything. The designers who created it didn’t think that it would ever break down, so they didn’t make it easy to repair. This means it costs hundreds of dollars in labor every time I had to take it in. So behind the smiles there was lot of pain for me. The bystanders don’t know this.
This is very true for a lot of happy people. They aren’t happy because nothing bad has happened to them. They’re happy because bad things have happened to them and they’ve grown through them and because of them. The bad things made them stronger. Other people see their happiness and it spreads to them. Meanwhile, they don’t know how much work was required to get to that point. They think it is easy, when that is the furthest thing from the truth.