Originally Posted by majo
no no no no!!! that's where you're wrong Mark: "do ut des" is only the first stadium in love we go through... we need to get to the thrid stadium, which is "I give, because I love you, and I don't expect anything in return..." (I learnt this in my religion class
(damn, maybe I need to become a nun...
Religion class, eh? Oooh... kayy. Economics are a much more realistic way to approach life, though - even in religion
. "See, God, I'm spreadin' all this love around without expecting anything back - so I'm going to go straight to heaven, right?"
You wash my back, I wash yours - that's a sound and fair principle, understood all over nature.
You buy me a drink, I'll buy you one. Try backing out of that one in a bar - and see how popular you'll have become after a very
(I may buy you more drinks than the other way around if I'm much richer than you - but that's ok, that's another kind of fairness.)
Second and/or third stage-love is all very well, but it's always better for the selfrespect of the receiver (and of the giver!) if s/he can give something in return. Better buy a product in a so-called third world country at a fair price, than flooding the country with money... making it's population into beggars.
... Damn, you got me preaching again
But hey, if you're going to start spreading love without expecting anything back , give us a call, will you? . (You're not a nun yet, are you )