Main All Take And No Give Discussion

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06:58:13 AM Jul 10th 2013
I'd argue the assertion that babies are All Take and No Give.

They can't give much (on an absolute scale) since (especially when very young) can't do much more than eat, cry, and mess their diaper. That being said, once they've reached the point where they can start to express themselves (reaching, smiling, giggling), they can very much return the care they receive with affection.

03:16:27 PM Sep 25th 2011
What happens when it's the other way around?

In other words:

All Give And No Take?
07:53:24 PM Nov 9th 2012
edited by Earnest
Interesting idea. Hypothetically, it would be something like an Ignored Enamored Underling or an Unrequited Love in general. You have one party pouring the whole of their heart and effort to someone else who doesn't notice, want, or care for that affection. The giver desperately wants the non-taker to notice the huge ammount of love and help they're offering/giving and pay them attention... which the non-taker pointedly (dis)misses.
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