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Wouldn’t it be great if life turns out the way we want it to be? Wouldn’t it be great if we are able to achieve everything that we ever wanted? Wouldn’t it be great if we never have to experience hardships?

Well, maybe.

In the book, ‘The Time Keeper’ by Mitch Albom, there is a quote that says:

“With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have”

— Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

It would be wonderful to be able to achieve everything that we ever wanted from our dream careers to the relationships that we have. However, I believe by having so removes what makes us truly human. When we are given or, spoonfed rather, allowing us to achieve everything that we ever wanted, it removes what makes failing or loss so special, it removes our sense of appreciation.

Training hard for a competition, studying for hours to prepare for an examination and working long hours every single day to build a successful company, all of the blood, sweat and tears put in will make us appreciate our successes even more. We understand the tremendous amount of effort that is required.

So, maybe…

Maybe it would be great but maybe it wouldn’t be either.

 

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