Giving and Taking
The Order of Giving and Taking is dictated to us by our conscience. It serves as a balance and thus the exchange in our relationships. As soon as we take something from someone or receive something from someone, we feel obliged to give them something as well, something of equal value.
This means that we feel indebted to them until we give them something in return and thus pay off the debt. After that we feel innocent and free towards them again. This conscience does not leave us alone until we have balanced the situation.
We feel all movements of conscience as guilt or innocence. If someone gives me something and I balance it, for example by paying the full price, the relationship is over. Both go their own ways again. If I pay too little for it, the relationship continues. For once, by continuing to feel guilty towards the person. On the other hand, through the person who still expects something from me. Only when I have fully balanced, are we free of each other.