The Worth of Life's Most Precious Gifts

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Ronnie Madrid

English 1301

February 19, 2010

The Worth of Life’s Most Precious Gifts

There is an old expression that states “The best things in life are free,” but, it is simply incorrect. The best things in life are definitely not free. Everything in life comes with a price whether it is happiness, religion, or the love of your life. Each one has worth and takes a lot of work to acquire. Even the three most essential, and mysterious gifts in life require a price, which are peace faith and love. Everything good and worth living for can be categorized under these gifts and without them our world would no longer exist.

Chaos and destruction form a world without happiness. That’s why peace is one of life’s most essential gifts and one that definitely comes with a heavy price. In everyday life, peace is often taken for granted but more often people don’t realize the sacrifices made for our peace. From soldiers overseas to our local police force, people are laying their lives out on the line for the simple benefit of peace. There is also inner peace which frees our mind and allows us to be at ease. Peace brings happiness which the world needs a whole lot more of. Of course, with sacrifice from our heroic soldiers, peace also brings liberty. Liberty is an amazing release from captivity which some of our foreign countries would love to possess but do not, under brutal dictatorships. Peace and liberty are just forms of one of the most amazing things in life and something we all are going to have to appreciate a little more.

Another amazing gift is faith, which has existed for thousands of years and is still one of the many things in life us humans simply can’t explain. Faith also comes with a cost much like any other gift but, it’s much more psychologically linked to a single person and his or her beliefs. By being so personal, faith conveys a strong message and that makes it dangerous. In the past martyrs gave their life for what they believed in...
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