Humans are drawn to pleasure and run from pain.
We dream of easy riches, fame, or pleasure.
There are moments when we acquire them, but we don’t see their true costs.
Realize that anything easy is outside your control, so if acquired you dampen your power.
Someone can give you wealth, but you are indebted to them.
Lady luck can hand you a prize, but now you’ve learned the wrong lesson about hard work.
These costs are high enough to not want the prize after all.
You sacrifice the long term for some short term pleasure.
Think about this when anything falls into your lap.
It may be a strategic gift or the seeds of your own destruction.