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think small Reciprocity, give and take is the backbone of civility, not just take

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Submitted by j (United States), Jan 3, 2007 at 08:18

For you a different analogy would work better towards clarity, but it doesn't change that we agree, reciprocity, GIVE and take is a hallmark of civility, not just take. Understanding the nature of the person, culture or government with which you are dealing seems to be a pretty relevant and important aspect of making a "deal" based on reciprocity otherwise it's just an appeasement which I think everyone pretty much sees does not work so well.

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