Something Granted

I thought this post would be straightforward to write, but I am finding it harder than I assumed. I took it for granted that it would be easy. There are many times in my daily life living in a new country that I think of this phrase, “I can’t take that for granted.” So I decided to look into what “taking something for granted” actually means. Do we have anything granted to us, ever? Maybe we are granted a degree or a certificate, but we earn those. There is no genie. Who is granting wishes? Who is the grantor? What does “taking something for granted” even mean? The Cambridge Dictionary describes the phrase as meaning: “To never think about something because you believe it will always be avai

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