When does "DEBT OF GRATITIDE" end?

April 4, 2007 4:24pm CST
Debt of gratitude is born out of something that somebody has done for you in exchange of noting or without any payment. No amount or even a hundred thank you's would not even be enough to compensate the deed. But until when would the "debt" end? Personally, debt of gratitude lasts until death. It's really trivial how you owe somebody something that is life-long. An example is when parents send their children to school. While it's true that graduating from school is you and your parents achievement, it doesn't stop there. You owe them your education eternally. Debt of gratitude for that matter is something that we should look at positively. I hear of some scenerios that somebody was hired to kill in exchage of his debt of gratitide from a politician. This is a wrong notion of what debt of gratitide is all about. Generally, it should create a harmonious and generous environment where "giving is better than receiving"
2 responses
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
I think when somebody did a favor to you and you return that favor to him or her you are even. It's not right to keep bugging or telling others that you did him a favor and he/she did not.
@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I think killing is a bit extreme don't you for repayment for a debt?? I think when you have returned the favor the debt is repaid. I have had this with my brother. When I was young and irresponsible, he was younger than I and he was more responsible. He helped me out several times. So Iowed him a debt of gratitude for several things. In turn the last couple of years I helped him and paid for bills and helped him with car repairs and even became his roommate to help him with finances and so on. Well, now he uses this debt of gratitude against me. He throws it in my face when he needs something. This is taking that debt and abusing it. I feel that I have more than repaid him now. It is hard to gauge when that debt has been repaid in their eyes.