When was the last time you were delighted to get something you were ‘supposed’ to? For instance, how many of us would actually delight in receiving breakfast? Not me!
What we do not struggle for, we take as granted – the most fundamental example being our own existence. Rarely would one find somebody so conscientious, he actually valued the mere presence of himself. Why? – because one did not have to struggle to be born.
Very unexpectedly, we attribute more value to something of such necessity, we anyways get it. Air to breathe, water to drink, are some more instances of existences having incalculable , and equally unperceived value as well.
Hence, we only value what we struggle for. As is again noticeable – how many memorable stories would we have read – of love, achievement, success, anything! – that did not involve a struggle, an effort? And that was the only factor which gave it the value it attained.
One would not measure the height of the fruit on the tree by a meter scale from the sea level – but by how hard one had to jump; or carefully one had to throw a stone, to get it!