Yesha Callahan

The Art of Reciprocity

I often wonder why I give people the benefit of the doubt and is it even worth it any more? Bending over backwards for people and not receiving reciprocation has definitely ran its course. I’ve always been the type to make sure the people who are around me are well taken care of, friends and family included.

I remember the first time I heard Lauryn Hill sing about reciprocity in her song, “Ex-Factor”:
It could all be so simple
But you’d rather make it hard
Loving you is like a battle
And we both end up with scars
Tell me, who I have to be
To get some reciprocity
No one loves you more than me
And no one ever will
This past year has shown me that I can’t be everyone’s friend and I can’t be the family member that looks out for everyone anymore. I can only worry about my own affairs. It’s somewhat a harsh reality, but I think the lack of selfishness that I’ve been practicing has done me more harm than good.
The Art of Reciprocity is dead.

  1. June 27, 2008 - Reply

    You didn’t have to do that… I love Lauryn Hill. LoL. And that song… *Sigh*

  2. June 28, 2008 - Reply

    Lisa Marie Turtle (2008 Model):

    It’s one of my favorite songs too…and so appropos to recent times with family/friends…not just intimate relationships.

  3. June 30, 2008 - Reply

    Tell me about it sis. The capes must come off, and the even bigger disappointment is when expecting some sort of positive response. SOMETHING. That’s no one’s fault but mines for even trying to do things for others w/o expectations. I raise my hands up high and give up on the majority of them, and cherish the selected few.

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