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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What is Value?

It's been said that anything of value takes hard work or a lot of money. However, the value we place on our things, or things we desire is subjective.

If money were not an issue, one person may be willing to pay $5,000 for the diamond in the picture below while someone else may not be willing to pay that amount.

The value of a human body is less than $10 in parts, but it's priceless to someone's family. How we value things says a lot about our personality as well as how we view the world. Read the text below to change how you value things.

Obtaining Value

For anything worth having, anything of value, there is a price to pay. If there were no price, there would be no value.

The price is not arbitrarily imposed on the thing of value. The price is in fact a big part of what gives it the value.

If diamonds were scattered around on the ground everywhere, they would be worth no more than pieces of gravel. The rarity of diamonds, and the resulting price that must be paid to obtain them, are what make them so valuable.

Trying to obtain something of value without paying the price will only lead to frustration and disappointment. Much of the misery in the world today is the result of such misguided quests.

For anything of value, be willing to pay the price. Be grateful and enthusiastic about paying the price. Because without the price to pay, there is nothing of value.

Ramiro Rodriguez aka ricoramiro