The moment gifts stop moving from one hand to another is when they stop being gifts, they becomes commodities.
Commodities are closely monitored. Their exchanged for equal value. This for that. There is no balance left in the transaction. It’s fair and square. Even Steven. This form of exchange drives us apart. There is no generosity. Without generosity there is no connection to bring us closer together.
What a waste.
When gifts come your way consider moving them forward. (I don’t like the phrase “pay it forward” because it insinuates you have to pay.) Take less than what you need, contribute more than you should.
You may be surprised to discover that when you feed the network often enough, the network turns around and feeds you back.