It is very surprising when someone who has been given everything absolutely free and without obligation for years, has no concept of appreciation or reciprocation. It is beyond their level of awareness that after giving everything away for so long that maybe there is now a need for the giver to try to generate some income to keep the business going or he has some other need he doesn’t mention. It’s because they are only about me-me-me.
There are many good people that would express their appreciation by sticking with their benefactor and kicking in a few dollars just out of fairness. However it is quite shocking how many people will turn around and run away and then on top of it act spiteful about it. Oh it’s not free anymore? Bye now. Trying to learn forgiveness, an important factor is not to feel offended. Just let it slide. Think ‘what goes around comes around’. It is very difficult to do but probably the most important thing in the conversation so far for our own mental and spiritual health.
However then there is something called ‘righteous indignation’ – this is where you don’t need to forgive someone because they have not done anything to you directly. But you see what low characters they really have and it is ok to be angry with them for hurting someone who is good and doesn’t deserve it. Hopefully you will never have to stoop so low and you can just pity them.
There is also an issue as with an affiliate program which is set up to benefit both the program owner and the affiliate. Each one contributes to the success of the program. Actually don’t ever kid yourself martyrs and victims, it is the program that spent the most money developing their product and their program, and has the most expense in maintaining it for affiliates; so just pay your little fee and be glad you can get in on it. The problem is you may be the type of character to blame them if you fail even if you know darn well it is because you are actually lazy and expected something for nothing. You didn’t even really try.
There is a saying ‘the more people I meet the better I like dogs’ and that is one thing that is truly believed here on a day where it is apparent how really cheap people can be. Everybody’s poor so that is no excuse for your greed and selfishness. Some of us do something about it and we are poor no more. Some even go on to share with others whatever extra time or resources that they may have.
Then again there are gazillionaires that have no soul and are very, very poor. Feel very sorry for them. People who always have their hand out for anything free, and never give back either tangibly or intangibly, directly or indirectly, you suck so bad you shouldn’t show your face in public as you may scare babies.
If you never have any money to give back there are other things (intangibles) you can give starting with your sincere appreciation, all the way to helping someone out if you can show them something they need to know. Just try to give back however you can.