Exchange

There is no one that can gain anything,

Without having to sacrifice something.

For in order for one to gain one thing,

One must first give up a certain something

 ~

Therefore one can never be truly free,

For there is always a fixed price to pay.

When one obtains without paying a fee,

Injury to the soul may come one day.

When a deed or a service is given,

One must give adequate compensation.

Less one’s action upset the balance,

And bring to being one’s own destruction.

 ~

Exchange not something you do not cherish,

But for something your heart truly relish.

~ E

Comments
4 Responses to “Exchange”
  1. Alex Jones says:

    The Trade Contract : both sides bring something of value to the table; both leave the table a winner.

    • You know, I somehow feel that what you say seldom happen in reality. When was the last time you saw a genuine win-win situation? Very rare in reality. Most of the time its a zero-sum game. What you lose is what another person wins….

      Survival of the meanest…

      ~ E

      • Alex Jones says:

        This depends upon the individual. I enter into contracts where I offer something of value, and I leave the winner. People who try to make me the loser I won’t trade with, but I also don’t go out to parasite on others either.

      • Hmm. Unless you don’t have all the information on hand. Asymmetric Information. Causes people to make irrational choices. ^^

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