logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Salume Kh, Badnezzahmi, vincischool, christylynn81, minas
57218 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57218 Members
417 Forums
113032 Topics
801334 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Rosie 66 920
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 472
Beetlemess 325
Nancy Roussy 146
Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk 115
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 91
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 72
Sandra Investing/HFinance 50
Susan - Meditation Editor 43
Mona - Astronomy 40
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#801584 - 01/19/13 02:42 AM Courtesy demands reciprocity ?
Omily Offline
Jellyfish

Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 115
In the society, it is a common phenominon to give people gifts, do you like this phenominon?

Top

Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Twitter Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Facebook Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to MySpace Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Del.icio.us Digg Courtesy demands reciprocity ? Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Yahoo My Web Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Google Bookmarks Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Stumbleupon Add Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Reddit
#801671 - 01/19/13 11:11 PM Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? [Re: Omily]
Yvonnie-Inspired Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 02/19/11
Posts: 1255
Loc: Illinois, US
It is always wonderful when we can give gifts from the heart; you know, just giving because you want to. You give a gift to say Thank you or a gift to say I was thinking of you or a gift because you know the person would really appreciate the item. Regardless, yes, it is a beautiful thing, especially when neither person is expecting any thing.
_________________________
Yvonnie DuBose
Inspiration

Top

Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Twitter Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Facebook Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to MySpace Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Reddit
#804916 - 02/06/13 08:20 PM Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? [Re: Omily]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I think of it as involving obligation, mainly because we have entire holidays devoted to the expected exchange of gifts. It's adds a lot of baggage to something that should just be a nice experience.

Top

Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Twitter Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Facebook Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to MySpace Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Reddit
#804922 - 02/06/13 08:47 PM Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? [Re: Omily]
Nancy Roussy Offline
Elephant

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 4136
Loc: Ste-Florence, Quebec, Canada
I never expect a gift back when I give a gift and I never expect a gift when I invite someone over my house and I never expect something back when I help someone. All I want is that the person who got a gift or an invitation or help is happy about it, a thank you of course does not hurt but if I see that the person is truely grateful then a thank you is not needed since I can see that it was accepted with happiness. People who give and expect something back do not deserve anything at all. Just like when you invite someone over your house then expect a cake or something you do not deserve to have people to invite to your house. As far as holidays are concerned I do not celebrate any so I do not buy gifts for holidays, I send ecards to my online friends and always say in these cards that if they do not celebrate to have an happy normal day (i found out that this website have ecards so from now on i will send them), that's it as far as holidays goes. If people are mad at me for not celebrating any holidays and not giving them anything on these days then it's their problem.
_________________________
"Don't worry, the spider is smaller than you." Yeah, so is a grenade!

Top

Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Twitter Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Facebook Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to MySpace Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Reddit
#804930 - 02/06/13 09:30 PM Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? [Re: Nancy Roussy]
Yvonnie-Inspired Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 02/19/11
Posts: 1255
Loc: Illinois, US
Nancy and Jilly-

I agree. I too give with no expectation of reciprocity. I always say, "If you give a gift and then see the person wiping their butt with it, that should be okay, it was theirs to wipe their butt with." Once I give it to you, it is no longer mine to be concerned about. I gave it because I thought you would appreciate it and if that is how you show your appreciation, then that is what you do (lol). My kids think I'm crazy with that concept.

Holidays, I love them. I love the magic in the air. I don't kill myself trying to get gifts for everyone I know, but I absolutely enjoy that nudge of thinking of people I normally don't consider when I see quirky items in store windows.

I really enjoy giving.

Courtesy, I love.
_________________________
Yvonnie DuBose
Inspiration

Top

Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Twitter Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Facebook Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to MySpace Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Courtesy demands reciprocity ? to Reddit


Moderator:  Yvonnie-Inspired 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Word From Last Letter Game
by Rosie 66
Contests & Sweepstakes
42 minutes 33 seconds ago
Do you prefer to go shopping online?
by dannyken
Fashion Jewelry
46 minutes 42 seconds ago
What exercise did you do today?
by Terri - Exercise/Yoga Editor
Exercise
Yesterday at 11:43 PM
How much a Wedding Ring is Important for Couple
by puumando
Beauty Basics
Yesterday at 11:08 PM
7 Chaos Taming Strategies for ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Yesterday at 09:51 PM
Soup du jour
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Yesterday at 09:50 PM
Fall Family Fun with Sandwiches
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Yesterday at 09:48 PM
Mini Ice Cream Cakes Recipe
by Michelle -Chocolate
Chocolate
Yesterday at 09:12 PM
Buddha's Daughters - Book Review
by Lisa - Buddhism
Buddhism
Yesterday at 07:54 PM
Wedding Ring Bedspread
by Melissa - Crochet Editor
Crochet
Yesterday at 07:29 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (dillonmatthews), 72 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.