As long as a kite is attatched to a string, it will fly high up in the sky. You may think that since it is pulling and tugging on the string, that it would go higher if it were set free. But it is not so, If you lett go of the string, the kite will soon nose dive. That's the way it works with God's commandments too. We may think we would go farther in life, have more fun and be more successful if we didn't have to be held down with keeping the commandments, but it is actually the blessings of keeping the commandments that keeps us up there soaring, and if we ever cut the string, and decide obeying God's laws is too much trouble, then eventually we will do a nose dive, too.