The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
You owe me a bite of your enchilada. Tit for tat. Only so long as the meal is in progress. The end of the meal is the statute of limitations for food swapping. It starts fresh with the next meal.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
"We are obligated to give back to others, the form of behavior that they have first given to us," he says. "Essentially thou shall not take without giving in return."
And so if someone passes you in the hall and says hello, you feel compelled to return their greeting. When you don't, you notice it, it makes you uncomfortable, out of balance. That's the rule of reciprocation.
When a Hare Krishna gives you a flower at the airport, you're the one who's supposed to feel obligated (which is the intent), not the Hare Krishna. If you don't feel obligated, I see nothing wrong with that either. It's just a form of conditioning that inflicts most members of society. Glad you're able to escape it.