The law of sacrifice is simple- you love what you make sacrifices for.
Mothers spend 9 months in pain and suffering to bring a new child into the world, they love the child.
A 12 year old boy mows laws all summer long to save up to buy a new bike, he takes care of the bike he worked so hard to earn.
The husband who sacrifices personal wants to meet his wife's wants, loves his wife more.
The man who gives up years of his life, who spends time away from the comforts of home family and hot showers for his country, has a deeper love for his country than the average citizen.
The $100 you are given you don't value nearly as much as the $100 you earned.
This law is why our welfare system is flawed, why handouts don't work and why microloans are successful- microloans are given to help people work- they require sacrifice.
This law is why the millenials are a useless workforce, few have been required to sacrifice for any of their education or their belongings, they're entering the workforce with a sense of entitlement.
This law is why socialism and communism doesn't work- when the few sacrifice for the many, the many take it for granted.
This law is why congress is spending our money faster than our children can earn it-they have made no scarifies for the money they spend.
The law of sacrifice, that we love what we spend our time and energy on is a true principle. Fathers that spend the money they earn and the spare time they have on their children rather than themselves, love their children more than themselves and are less likely to leave their families in pursuit of selfish desires.
The law of sacrifice isn't talked about nearly enough in philosophy or in every day conversation. It's not given enough credit for the societal good it brings.
We've become a nation, a country, a people where sacrifice is not expected nor admired. We expect others to sacrifice, other's to provide but rarely if ever expect it from ourselves.