One of the greatest errors of human nature is the complacency that comes with familiarity.
We see a spectacular sunset one evening and find it breathtaking, but were we to see the same sunset night after night, it would somehow lose it’s magic. We fall madly in love with someone, but over time we begin to see more flaws in our beloved, than beauty.
We awaken every morning with our lungs filled with fresh, clean air, a full 24 hours to live in a functioning body on an incredibly beautiful planet, but as we have done it so many times before, we assume it will happen again. Over time, waking up loses its novelty, and instead of feeling like a miracle it becomes a chore. We take it for granted.
The biggest tragedy that lies in taking things (or people) in life for granted is that we usually become aware of what we had only once it’s gone. How often do we skip over life’s most precious moments only to lament over them later? It is a tragic and seemingly never ending cycle.