Treating someone or something well has nothing to do with what you get in return
. It has to do with who you are and what you feel is appropriate in the relationship. I read the title of this node and thought of a commercial
for premium cat food. I think it may have actually used the phrase verbatim
. The ad went on to explain that we treat our animals well because we care about them, their digestive tracts, their fur, their nutrition. If the cat scratches me, will I treat it any differently? Probably not. I might eventually give it away to someone who likes being scratched, but the cat will not change the way I deal with it on this fundamental basis.
Same goes for men.