Mo Ran still isn't used to life in Shisheng village after more than a year.
It's a good place, better than--before. (He tries not to think about before too much.)
He knows that he's lucky. Taken in by the head of the village, apprenticed to the village's famous inventor. He would have been lucky even if his uncle and aunt didn't love him, even if his teacher wasn't selfless and kind, even if he didn't have such good friends in his two co-apprentices.