Daughter: “Aw, spaghetti again? I hate spaghetti.”

Father: “Don’t take your mother’s cooking for granted. You’ll miss it when you go to college next year and have to take care of yourself.”

When we take something for granted, we don’t appreciate it. We think we have it as default. It is hard to notice when you are taking something for granted until you lose it. Then you realize how important it was to you.



何かを「take for granted」というのは、それに感謝しないことです。当たり前のようにあると思うことです。失くすまではなかなか気づけないものです。失くした後にどれほど大事なものだったのかに気付きます。