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Laws of Reciprocity

Laws of Reciprocity Prevail

Some call it The Law of Reciprocity – and it says that when someone does something nice for you, you will have a deep-rooted psychological urge to do something nice in return. You may even reciprocate with a gesture far more generous than their original good deed. Some call it a "bargained-for exchange," others a "quid pro quo." A baby can follow these statutes. One need not be brilliant to understand the rules of reciprocity.

Nevertheless, many of us still miss the point. Some would rather see the entire planet Earth suffer because of misplaced ideology. Wouldn't the Earth be a more safe and enjoyable place to live if a simple majority of us embraced these universal laws to guide us?

Turn Around Your Thinking

We have reached a horrible place in our world! But, we must study our children to turn this around quickly. We can now learn more from children than we can teach them. Computers, artificial intelligence, robotics, and only God knows what provide our children with more knowledge than a parent could ever provide.

There have been many literary works explicitly designed to address how we can make the most out of the universal laws of reciprocity. Likewise, most religious treatises contain passages that indeed slam home points that enlighten us.

However, it is sad to say that many who live by the sacred words of religious documents fall short in using these words of wisdom to make our world a better place to live. Once we understand that giving is more important than receiving, we can all start benefiting from reciprocity laws.

The Cure

First, we must cure ourselves of the disease of selfishness. Many who have lost employment and suffered through economic downturns are now realizing the benefits of reciprocity laws.

When one needs to provide food or shelter for his or her family or overcome a severe illness, we become more pointed. Yet, it's hard to forget the hand that feeds us.

Once we have recovered from our downfalls, regardless of what they may have been, acts of generosity that lifted us during our trying times remain in our minds. We then become an accelerant to propagate the laws of reciprocity. As a result, many that once opposed governmental health care laws and legislation that placed food on their tables are now becoming more aware of the importance of these rules.

Most of us wish not to receive. We prefer to give. Giving is what makes the laws of reciprocity so dynamic. Businesses that effectively use these rules of exchange can influence the world to become a better place for us all.

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