“Is the juice worth squeezing?”
– folk Proverb
When she was a child, my mother lived in an apartment above the fruit store her father managed. She would sometimes help him polish the apples and display the fruit as engagingly as possible to attract customers.
Have you ever bitten into a shiny apple, only to find out that what was inside was mushy? You would never use such apples for juice.
Look at your own life as a fruit basket of people and experiences. Where are you putting your efforts? Is the juice of your life worth the squeezing?