It is true that what you work for is far more valued than something that comes to you easily. If you buy an object, fine, you’re happy. But if you make an object you’re way happier than if you had bought it.
If you buy an old car and take it to a shop they will fix it for you and you’ll be happy. But if you take the car home and fix it up yourself it’s way more satisfactory than if you had someone else fix it for you.
The bottom line is: What you make with your own hands is far more valuable, especially in your eyes, than something you bought.
Take the early pioneers. They built their homes with their own hands. They cut their own wood and grew their own food. When they saw bread on the table they were proud of it because they knew they had made it.
What you come by easily is not half as valuable as something that you make yourself.
Let’s say you buy a new toy. Then you make yourself a toy. The toy that you made is way more beautiful in your eyes than the toy that you bought. (more…)