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09/07/2019

Do we love things most that come at a great cost, or are the best things in life truly free?

QUESTION
Do we love things most that come at a great cost, or are the best things in life truly free?
this is my essay topic!
can someone help me?
i have no idea what to write..thanks

ANSWER
Never are the best things in life free.

If I have to work for something, I know the cost. I put forth the effort. I take the time, and I take the opportunity.

If that same thing were free, what would be the point of the work? If it were free, what value would it have to me? I do work to obtain things that I cannot have for free, because they are better than what I get for free. If what I get for free was better, I would not work for the other things.

Work creates value. We value things because we have to pay for them, whether with time, effort, or money.

If I obtained something for free, it would have no value, and I would not care for it.

Here’s a practical example. When we’re kids, our parents buy us clothes and shoes. When we have to buy those things ourselves, don’t we take much better care for them? Also, when we buy them ourselves, don’t we like them better? We can choose for ourselves what clothes we want, and what shoes we want, and pay whatever price we’re willing to pay. We give them greater value because our own money, time, and effort went into them.