Bribe: inducement offered
Tit for tat:
- If you will do this, I will do that.
- If you give me this, I’ll give you that.
- If you believe in me, I’ll believe in you.
- If you kiss me, I’ll kiss you back.
We are constantly bribing each other. We withhold blessing, generosity and affection as hostage while we negotiate our deal.
We need to be self-motivated. We should do things because we want to, not because we have to or we’re trying to get something off of someone else.
Truth is, if I love myself, I can do a helluva lot of good things. In order to love myself, I need to believe I have enough resources through my talent and faith to sustain success. That way I don’t have to negotiate bribes to acquire my sense of worth.
Doing things of our own volition is the secret to contentment.
Otherwise, you and I will continue to bribe each other, only satisfied when we feel we get the better end of the deal.