Favors and Reciprocity

Frequently people think of favors as something done as part of quid pro quo. The thought being if I do a favor for someone, they will owe me and when I need it, they will do a favor for me.

The thing to remember is that with friends a favor is something one does with no expectation of a reciprocal action. Friends don’t “keep score” of their favors.

Friends do favors because they want to not because they have to.

A favor as part of quid pro quo is really just another form of a transaction, it’s really not a favor at all.

Next time you do a favor, or ask a favor, of someone, give some thought to whether it’s really a favor or just part of a transaction

Just something to think about.

Have a great day!


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