Evaluating effort vs. output (Fairly take and fairly give)

If you’re encountering this book and want to participate: Put your responses to these questions in the comments section!  This is part of the class entitled “52 Weeks to the Wiccan Rede.”  You can find out more by clicking on “Beginning Practice.”

Many disagreements between friends occur over mismatched expectations.  Let’s say a friend angers you by standing you up.  This friend, of course, is used to standing other friends up, but has never done it to you before, and they can’t understand why you’re mad.  Obviously, you request an apology, but what if it happens again?  This friend places less importance on being someplace at the right time than you do – does that make it more wrong when they expend less effort apologizing?  Especially when they perceive it as something minor?

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