I also dont have the fixation on earning it. I pretty much enjoy gifts and random luck in storytelling.
What those two characters said above are about doing the best with the gifts you’re given. I dont read anything about earning strength between the lines when watching the episode.
This talent vs hard work narrative is to me a bit tiresome. Nobody that has had success started with zero talent and pure hard work. Also nobody relied on pure talent with zero training (unless in satire).
There is no rule that says “you must endure X amount of hardship before you deserve this power” that fits everybody. Every character has different growth rate. Some are just exponential and ridiculously gifted. I accept that.