When you ask an investor to invest or you ask a philanthropist to give -- standard question is what is the return. Nothing wrong with this question. Resource and monies applied to any venture must be utilized efficiently and that should be the objective for all - giver, taker, user etc.
However, there is an element to the attitude of giving which we should reflect on:
How much do we consider usage efficiency when we take - we take all the time without even realizing -- service from servants, air, water, oil, beauty from nature, politeness and consideration from fellow human beings ... are just some examples to consider.
So my statement is -- when we give - we watch the return with hawk eyes but when we take sometimes we dont even know we have taken.
What do you think? How should we build the gratitude in each of us?