If you buy something for $100 and it brings you no particular joy and has no great use, was it worth the purchase? Not for you, no. If your friend hears of this $100 object and longs for one more than anything else, would you give it to her?
I would. But neither my mother nor my brother will hear of it. I’m not even allowed to sell it to her, even though I don’t particularly want it. I’m glad I bought it, because they’re hard to come by, but I don’t need it, so why not give it to someone who’ll appreciate it and put it to good use? Because it cost $100. One hundred of my dollars, that I should not give to other people because no one would give it to me.
What if a friend gave you a $100 note for no good reason? Let’s assume you have use for it and would keep it. Perhaps you would be obliged to ut a spring in your step and repay the generousity to others. It’s plausible.
I’m just very upset that I’m not allowed to give away something I don’t want anymore when someone else wants it a hundred times more than I.