Idly, I wonder if it's true:
-- The longer anyone does what once was considered extraordinary, the sooner it becomes ordinary... at which point there is some chance of understanding how extraordinary it may be. But there is no way to skip from "extraordinary" to extraordinary ... gotta do the heavy lifting first.
-- If something is moving and beautiful, the only option is to give it away. Any attempt to hold on or reap some reward will just sully what is naturally beautiful. Consider the case of "God" ....
-- Morality is a rich man's sport. While it is true that morality can occasion happiness, still the navigation of its highways and byways rests on a full stomach. This is neither good nor bad, but failing to acknowledge it is like whistling past the graveyard.