If You Expect Something In Return

If you expect something in return for being a nice person, you aren’t a nice person.

82 thoughts on “If You Expect Something In Return”

  1. Careful. One doesn’t continue to do kind and/or helpful things for someone that shows no appreciation and/or respect for them. Unless they’re a glutten for punishment. At which point, that is on them.

  2. What goes around comes around. The more you give, the more you get. That’s just the way the universe works. You rarely get back directly from the person to which you gave but you will get what you need when you need it if you give when someone else is in need.

  3. No,I don’t expect anything in return, I’m just like that. I really don’t care if you will return the favors or no. I do it cause it’s what I want, it’s what my heart say. and… that’s my parents raised me

  4. I use to think I deserved the same kindness and respect that l had shown others. Then l realize that if we expect something back that it’s being selfish, being selfish is not an act of kindness or love. .Give with a glad heart and expect nothing in return.

    1. Nita, I hope it is not like that in your on-going relationships. If it is, you may be being used or taken for granted. Giving to charities or people you may know in need is a situation where thank yous are not necessary.

  5. I do not agree. It is healthy to expect others to give to me as well in whatever way they are able to. If they don’t have money, they can give love, compassion, kindness, prayers, compliments, etc . . . We should usually walk away from relationships where we get nothing back unless it is charity work for strangers.

    1. I wonder, shouldnt the energy we expend in this manner be replenished with the gratitude of others? Is that an unreasonable expectation? Need it be from those we have shown this behaviour toward?

    1. Gratitude, from those we give to. Is a great reward. A simple hug, a smile. Too much? This… Is too much? How little faith do you have in humanity. True, we will not receive this from every person… However, I don’t disagree with you entirely. Be aware of this. That said, we have the right to be aware that those we give to have at least some inkling of thanks

    1. My reasons for giving include enriching a healthy relationship and in healthy relationships, both people give. However, there are times we give to charities or people we don’t know that well when we see a need and in those circumstances we don’t expect anything back.

    1. Billy Bennett there’s like an entire chapter in the satanic bible about how you’re a piece of shit if you do things for people so that they owe you. They call it psychic vampirism. But like the entire thing is literally just about not being a dick to people and having self respect

  6. Nah mate hold on. Should one not expect kindness in return? The love of another? (There are also many different forms of love) just saying that you shouldn’t expect anything in return is nonsense. How unfair are the humans we show this love to only to be spurned?

    1. Love thy self as you would another but when no one is nice you still have yourself. Its not narcissist to love yourself when given moderation. Moderation is the key to survival.

    2. its dumb to expect anything of anyone. its naive to expect what u want from anyone. i guess, u can hope people will treat you nice for treating them nice, but no point to expecting it, and if ure treating them nice as a way to get them to treat you nice, ure manipulating people, which is not nice.

    3. regardless of all these eye twitching philosophies, im pretty certain the writer of this just meant a physical thing like a gift in return for being nice, not actual nice treatment in return. its kinda futile to look too closely into these fucking vague arsed memes.

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