In an age of instant gratification, too often have we found ourselves yearning for a certain item or position, for example the admission to a prestigious university, yet failing to exert the effort required to gain what you desired. It is no surprise that your result seldom turns out to be satisfactory. The outcome, though unsatisfactory, is without doubt justifiable, as it is basically improper for one to gain what he does not deserve.Just like how you cannot own harvest melons if you haven't planted melon seeds previously, you can only achieve greatly in what you have paid effort to. Let's imagine an alternative world where people, similar to harvesting melons with sunflowers seeds, can achieve their goals effortlessly all the time. Instead of being a paradise in which you can be prominent and collect your goals like monopoly, this alternative world will most certainly be a chaotic one. Anyone with rational thinking will not disagree with the fact that in a fantasied place like the one described above, will overflow with injustice, considering thatrewards are given to the unworthy. This will also lead to despise towards the diligent ones in a global scale, which will result in an unproductive society.
While insisting that you cannot reap beyond what you sow, the writer wishes to remind you that other factors such as one’s intelligence also contribute to how much you sow. An intelligent individual might collect their goals with ease. Nevertheless, they still cannot succeed in fields that they did not exert effort into. To sum up with, nobody should, could, or will succeed in field that they paid no attention to, in other words, you can only reap what you sow.