That Which We Obtain Too Easily, We Esteem Too Lightly. It Is Dearness Only Which Gives Everything Its Value.

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"That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value."-Thomas Paine

Assignment: Do we value only what we struggle for? Plan your response, and then write an essay to explain your views on this issue. Be sure to support your position with specific points and examples. (You may use examples from your reading, observations, or, knowledge of subjects such as history, literature, science.)
Thomas Paine once said, “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. “What we struggle for is inevitably what we value. The more effort and thought one puts into something, the more space that idea of what is being
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Would they see their face? Would it be bigger or smaller than if they were stationary? Would it be distorted in any way? Would light waves have time to bounce off their face, hit the mirror, and bounce back to their retina which was also moving at the speed of light? And what if an observer was watching all this from the ground. What would he or she see?

This was the riddle that eventually led Einstein to E=MC2. As you can see, it's nothing exceptional. You or I could have easily wondered the same thing. Even today there are comments about his discovery that it is not too complex, he did not spend hours and hours doing complex mathematics. He did not even do scientific studies .Then, what was the thing for which he is remembered and become world famous?

The point I would like to highlight is it took 10 years for Einstein to ponder on his riddle and he thought about it every day. He discussed with his friends and colleagues. He even discussed it with many scientific minds and scholars of his time. He did not give up within a month or a year. He kept racking his brain. He did not say "that's enough time spent on that one...let me go on to bigger and better things." No, he stayed with the question he originally posed. He resisted the