Even beyond the gain, there is something larger than the heroes left altered from the adventure which improves the universal whole. If the Gain is what the heroes gain, the Benefit is what the heroes give. In other words, the positive effect from their heroic effort and adventure leaves the world of the characters changed for the best, or at least for the better. Traditionally, characters other than just the heroes will have an improved existence for the heroes' journey and triumph. The fulfillment of this benefit for the larger, more permanent good is worth attaining. In such a story their whole community should win and they, as a result, are worth remembering. The heroes being worth remembering is often what makes their story worth telling, and the moral of their story worth holding. This worthiness and moral demonstrates the benefit.
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