Nothing dies as quietly as conviction
When you're young and really old people, like your parents, tell you "It's the simple things in life that bring you the most joy," you are positive they're full of something you'd get your mouth washed out for saying. Because everything is complicated when you're a kid. Even tying your shoes.
Then one day you begin to suspect that the simple thing they're talking about is you, and it makes you a little resentful even though you're too young to spell the word, but still, you swear that you'll never think that simple things are joyful. Ever. Thus you will never utter that saying. Ever.