Not too long ago, I held something extremely valuable. For you it may be a person, job, hobby, pet, etc. Something happened out of my control and weeks later, it was no longer valuable to me. This is a strange phenomenon because I truly believed deep down that I fully cared about this, but now I feel nothing but a void. All it took was a couple of steps.
If something is truly valuable to me, that won’t happen so easily. This is because:
Value is as inherent as it is relative.
The more relative the value in someone or something, the less value they are capable of controlling over you.
This seems obvious, but causes mind blisters for me to grasp.