20 December 2010

Sacrifice and abundance vs costs and benefits

In gift exchange the definitive driver of the judgment is with respect to one's own costs and some other's benefit. The criterion is vitality; the objective is the need to maintain momentum to retain the creative energy of the thing. In a trade what defines the negotiation is my cost relative to your benefit in terms of my evaluation of what you get. I am adjusting my basket. In a gift exchange what defines the transaction is my sacrifice relative to my abundance in the context of your ability to amplify the value for yet others. I am adjusting what has not yet been made in order to maximize life. 
Sacrifice and abundance vs costs and benefits. 

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