He had earned it, sword stroke by sword stroke, spell by
spell, conquest by conquest. It was not something he’d inherited and not something he saw as his birthright .
— Shadows of the Horde, by Michael Stackpole
Itwas something he understood, and this separated him from the young moguprinces who beheld their domain. Because he understood this concept, he could use it. He could feel it ebb and flow. But they remained above it, seeing what they wanted to see, hearing what they wanted to hear.
This is the difference between owning something and earning it. What is received is rarely valued, not of disrespect, but out of ignorance.
Those who earn things know their intricacies.