For those who are not a programmer, but by the will of fate, thrown into our industry, I can share a secret: writing code is easy. The code is difficult to read and maintain, but easy to write. Writing the code is much easier than writing an essay in natural language.
The programming language is primitive. Several dozen word constructions of which only a small set of what is available is used.
This is why programmers are so eager to rewrite their code. It’s easier to write than reading.