The world runs on give and take, the principle of sacrifice. You can’t really get something for nothing. If you don’t see this in someone’s living example, rest assured you don’t have the whole picture; they put in work in past lives. You have to put in work.
Only when something is destroyed can there be creation and vice versa. Human beings discovered this early and went to town. Many cultures put this principle to good use, others not so much. I think we’re all still trying to get it right. A nice thing Goddess showed me is sacrifice doesn’t have to be ugly, just real.
The only thing you don’t have to work for is happiness.