Thought For The Week

THERE is a natural tendency, a powerful urge inside us all, called reprocity, meaning that when you do something to help someone else, they will naturally want to help you and others.

The idea spans all faiths and religions, and is a very powerful force. Reciprocity is the reason your wife or partner keeps a mental list of everyone you have entertained for dinner, and who has not invited you back…a list that goes back many years! Recipocity is also when you drop someone off your Christmas card list, and then, with a day to go, you receive a card from them, forcing you to race around finding any old card before trying to make the post on time.

If it’s any consolation, thousands of others are doing exactly the same. Reciprocity is everywhere, and within everyone.

(Extract from The Naked Millionaire)



3 Comments

  • That Christmas card thing…wow…it gets you doesn’t it. It’s happened to me so many times.
    I agree in general, if you help someone, they will help you back. That spirit works both ways. Even more important to help someone on their way up. They won’t forget you!

  • Interesting comment. And yes, it does seem to be happen like that.
    There must be something in it.

  • I like to think I help others for the simple sake of helping others. Just doing it for reasons of wanting them to help me seems a little artificial and contrived and shouldn’t be what life is about. Help others for the sake of helping others.

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