If it’s free to you, it just means someone else paid for it.
I was having a conversation with a friend earlier, and in the course of our talk, she mentioned, “I believe that the best things in life are free.” Of course I totally disagreed with this statement. So I asked her, “Give me an example of one thing that’s free?” She gave a few examples, and I kept coming back with, “Is it?” Finally she came up with an answer that didn’t disappoint me, “Being naked is free!” While I don’t agree with half of her ideas, to her credit, she does have an interesting mind. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
The best things, and the worst things, cost something. Because everything comes from either someone or something. That’s why we have laws such as the law of Conservation of Mass / Matter, which states that (in a closed system) matter can neither be created nor destroyed but merely rearranged, and Conservation of Energy, which is a similar that relates to energy only being transfered, not created or destroyed. The Conservation Laws are fundamental to our existence, and it’s best we are reminded of this so that we understand it’s implication. And where’s the cost? There’s the cost of turnning something into another thing , and there’s the opportunity cost lost for turning something into another thing and not another. (That’s a little confusing.) To put it simply, everything in the world can either be rearranged / transfered for beneficial purposes or harmful purposes We need to ask ourselves, “Are we rearrangers / transferers of the right kind?”