Equivalent Trade Principle:
Nothing gained is without sacrificing something of equal value.
I’ve always believed that when you want to attain something, you must sacrifice something in return. Likewise when you gave something, you expect something in return.
I never believed it when someone says, “I do not expect something in return.” because when you give something, that same law applies. When you gave someone a gift for the holiday season, you are expecting something from that person in return. It might be just a simple thank you, a hug or a kiss. Even though it might not be something material like your gift, but even just a feeling of gratitude towards you, the bottom line there is that you were given something in return for what you gave. That too, is part of the law of equivalent trade.