to gain one you have to lose far this is correct?

March 3, 2008 5:34am CST
Yesterday while having a discussion on conducting a family function one of my relative said that in life "one has to lose one to gain another". I have not experienced anything like this or may be I don't remember such a thing. How far this is correct? did any one of you experienced anything like this?
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@klaudyou (501)
3 Mar 08
I do not agree with the "constant sum" approach on life. It's certain that all the resources on this planet are limited, but only as a whole, ...when you look in particular, and in a smaller scale, the possibilities tend to be infinite. That gives us the "variable sum" aproach...which tells us that both of us can gain something, or the extreme...both of us can gain much more than we have expected. Remember, for this theory to work you have to look at your own possibilities, not at the whole humanity all at once. These are concepts used in negotiation...and they really opened a very vast field of researching; approaching conflicts with new ideas like the "non zero sum" is much more useful for the parts involved.