All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
There are various types of relationships in the world, but one rule stands firm. In all relationships there should always be a give and take.
For instance, someone passes you by on the street, they say good morning, hello, hi, namaste, whatever!
Well a normal well mannered, intelligent person would feel compelled to return the greeting, right. And if they don’t reciprocate the gesture, but choose to ignore someone who is speaking to them, well that would seem a tad bit odd. It might even be seen as rude and uncalled for. And you have people with college degrees, so called intelligent folks acting so rude.
Inaction like this is very noticeable, uncomfortable and sets the stage for misunderstanding. It’s not the norm and reeks as unbalanced, crude and antisocial.
Behaviors such as stubbornness, inflexibility, arrogance or allowing there to be a one sidedness, or having the attitude of a one-up-manship in a relationship, pretending to be better than another person- these behaviors are destructive and do not bring success or happiness to any relationship.
Give and take requires the practice of compromise, accommodation and flexibility on both sides. It requires an active and energetic exchange of ideas and conversation with shared benefits. There should always be a mutual respect and cooperation in a relationship. Anything less is not going to work, it will be a problem always rising and the relationship will never be successful at all.
I tell you in most human societies we are obliged to give back and not be takers only.
Humans communicate on so many other levels than just with mere words. We send out vibes. Anyone can pick up a vibe of jealousy, hate or dislike. Just as we can pick up when someone genuinely likes us. So don’t be fake, it shows.
If someone shows forth love, kindness, forgiveness and acknowledgment towards you, then reciprocate by showing that same love, kindness, forgiveness and acknowledgment back to them. Don’t let them out shine you. Don’t let the lower negative energy of the world over power your behavior towards someone else, cause you know deep down inside you are not doing right, nor are you being fair. And you claim to be a Christian, shame on you! LOL! Because believe it or not you get back what you send out. What goes around, comes around. You reap what you sow.
It’s true that good guys finish last. I am a firm believer in that.
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
An article on GIVE AND TAKE, I enjoyed reading, it’s so cute.
Give And Take: Why you can’t land Prince Charming without putting in some work