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12019-06-22

SEAN K.H. LIAO

This is for you

Why do we give

Society says so

There are all sorts of occasions when it is expected to give something, holidays, anniversaries, parties, major life events... Finding something appropriate is hard

Value exchange

A somehow a more socially acceptable way of exchanging value, that is not in the universal currency of $$$. whyyyyyy

I feel like it

Altrustic gift giving is apparently a contentious topic, as in some people don't believe in it, but yes, it is possible

I have something for you

I give only when I find that near perfect match of gift to person, and I'm usually too impatient to wait until the usual gift giving seasons, seriously they're not evenly distributed around the year.

The only things I really expect are the immediate reactions, nothing more

For me?

I always feel conflicted about receiving gifts, I don't want to feel like I've pressure someone into getting something for me, and I research every purchase of mine to death, I seriously doubt you will know me better than myself

But also I appreciate the gesture, even if I have no idea of what to do with it