We met with some friends earlier today. Most have kids in 8th grade and up. Some have kids who had just come home from college for the holidays and were lounging around the house like kings and queens. We saw that a new bus-stop has been added closer to our area. Talk turned to how we used to take buses, walk long distances to the kirana store, or ride cycles, and how "these kids now-a-days don't know what struggle is." We used to have regular power-cuts and studied for exams in candle light or lantern light. For these kids "no network coverage is the end of the world." Of course no internet and few or no libraries outside of school. Such experiences shaped us and we learnt to appreciate having a car or 24-hour power supply or being able to buy books without looking at the price. Should we parents create artificial or simulated hardships so our children also learn the value of things that they get so easily? . .