The sacrifice given to ensure and secure the freedom
is often times much more valuable than
how the beneficiaries choose to utilize the freedom given.
If i gave each of you a million dollars, free of obligation, no rules,
i might be more deeply honored by
how some choose to spend it than others,
but it was a gift
and as soon as you release the gift into the hands of the recipient,
you also release the control you have over it.
It doesn't devalue the gift,
it reveals the values of the one
to whom the gift was given.