Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
A hedge of thorns in a person's way makes for hard, slow, and painful progress. It seems odd that sloth should create such a thing since slothful people are looking for just the opposite kind of experience in life.
Apparently, the easier path the path is today, the harder it becomes down the road.
The road the righteous travel might seem to be the long way around, but it avoids the hedges.
For an easier and less painful journey through life, navigate the way of righteousness with a bit of diligence and patience. It turns out that it is the most pleasant path after all.