I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated by the people who get it all handed to them. Handed to them on a shiny silver platter,. No hard work. No blood, no sweat, no tears. Like it’s their divine right.
Half of me envies these people because I’ll be honest, who wouldn’t want life to be that easy? And the other half, pities these people because what can you learn from having things handed to you? How can you grow?
Is it fair that some people are handed these things whilst others who work through their own blood sweat and tears and are still struggling? My immediate response would be that it’s not fair that some of us have to persevere through hell and high water to get the things others are simply handed.
But then my gut tells me to look a little closer.
Being handed shit, isn’t something to envy because what is better than reaping the rewards that you have earned? Ok, so you could be gifted the latest console, trainers or car but how much sweeter would they be if you had earned them as a result of your own hard work? Because hard work means so much. It involves determination, focus and independence which not only pay off in the literal sense but an emotional one too.
It’s not just about the material rewards, it’s what goes on upstairs. It’s the adrenaline running through your veins, independence personified, proud-as- punch feeling. It’s appreciating and valuing what you have worked for.
Simply put, this is not something a person who is handed something will ever experience. There’s no satisfaction in being handed something.
So why would I envy that? Those people aren’t lucky. Those people are the ones who lost out.