Why is it Harder to Ask Than to Give?

March 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

” If I receive a favour from you, in order to maintain my social status, I need to be obviously able and willing to reciprocate. Thus on agreeing to receive a favour, I am giving you the freedom to ask of me in return. And in doing so, I am offering you something more valuable than access to my ladder or my hedge-trimmer; I’m offering you the opportunity of an ongoing relationship.”

Some reflections on neighbourhood sharing:

http://www.shareable.net/blog/why-is-it-harder-to-ask-than-to-give

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