Give. To submit for consideration, acceptance, or use.
Take. To accept something owed, offered, or given either reluctantly or willingly. Can have in mind only their own well-being [though most will insist otherwise]
Folks tell me all of the time that giving and taking balance each other, that there is some delicate duality. Ma’am, sir I graciously decline … my point of view is that giving and receiving balance each other. We often associate the actions of a taker with what it means to receive. Takers fool us by giving, but they give with what they can get in mind; a planned return favor, attention or acceptance.
You have to be able to discern and identify the givers and takers in your life. Takers are not qualified to receive & most take until they deplete and exhaust you. Takers are thirsty, running thirst traps [it’s not a trap if you see it coming] drinking the life out of you without ever offering a stream of replenishment. Consider who was with you, replenishing you at the lowest points of your life. Givers. Takers leave when you’re out of what they wanted.
In your relationships with others, are you a giver or a taker? Don’t answer, it’s rhetorical.
I Am …