Girl: There's a thorn in my finger.
I know you can take it out, but that will be painful.
Gardener: I can remove it from your finger, but you're right. It will be painful.
Girl: Wouldn't it just be easier to let the thorn be?
The thorn is less painful than the process of removing it.
Gardener: Not in the long run. Trust me daughter.
Girl: I'm scared.
Gardener: Are you ready?
Girl: Yes, take it out.