The reciprocity hustle

People are culturally wired to want to reciprocate. That’s one of the things that make a community function–someone does something nice for you and you’re inclined to want to find a way to do something nice in return. Along the way, that instinct has been turned into a selfish way to get what you want. […]


This entry originally appeared at seths.blog/2021/06/the-reciprocity-hustle, and may be a summary or abridged version.