"For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
In Harvey Newcomb’s book How to Be a Lady, he has given wise counsel concerning this topic,
Putting ourselves in Simon’s shoes, there must have been pain and ridicule involved in carrying the heavy burden. But there must also have been an overwhelming sense of relief, knowing that the cross he carried was not meant for him. He would not have to pay the price of hanging on it…that was to be done by Christ.