No, we are not channeling Nancy Reagan. We are not talking drugs, but favors. We are taught to help others and be agreeable. Bah, humbug.
My last ex is the champion of asking for favors. I’m still asked, and I still comply.
In many ways, civilization is somewhat based on reciprocity. We do favors for people in anticipation that they will return the favor when you need help down the road. Tit for tat.
It works for humans because we have long memories. It’s a part of our everyday lives.
At this age, I don’t have time to waste on the demands of others. One of my main goals during the first 77 day test is to say no as much as possible.
It is all about me.