That’s how the world works.
We always look for an exchange. A transaction. Not just in professional life but even in personal life.
“Do me a favour” has an unsaid that the favour will be returned.
Nobody does nothing without an end game in mind.
It’s not just about money or moving up in life. It’s about everything. “I made the coffee yesterday”
And the worst part, we are teaching our kids too. We call it reward but actually we are teaching them how life is transactional.
When did we stop being selfless? And no it is not about charity or a social cause. That is not being selfless. There is a transaction there too.
We all like to believe it’s not true and can peddle arguments about our selfless acts. But hang on… the fact that you can actually list down those acts, suggests that you are banking them for some future gain.
And no, am not holier than thou to think am selfless. It’s just that I seem to have done lot more favours than got them so hell yeah! Am miffed 🙂