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The Importance of Mutuality

When you go to the grocery store, you generally have a successful relationship with the cashier who rings you up. It’s not much of a relationship, but it is a successful one. This success occurs simply because you and the cashier share a certain mutuality. You care equally about one another, maybe not much, but equally. Since your feelings are mutual, it is easy enough for you both to share a brief and cordial exchange. Why? Because this is exactly what you both want. You want the same thing, to have this one transaction flow smoothly with a small measure of courtesy, then to both go on about your respective days, thinking no more about each other thereafter. Success.