If you look at most people in this world, they don't look like they live in spring. They look like they are living in the deep winter. Their hearts became cold, simply because they were out of tune with the life around them. For every creature on earth, nature has fixed seasons. A tree will bloom in a certain season. Animals mate in a certain season. For humans, nature gives you freedom no seasons.
Nature trusts your wisdom and awareness. If you are given a choice, you will naturally choose the best every day of the year. Nature believes that your 365 days are all spring, but people choose 365 days to be winter. From time to time, spring flashes once in a while, and they only smile when they are amused.
These concepts of giving and taking are essentially because we have lost the sense of life. If we have life perception, we will understand that life is a continuous transaction. No one can live alone absolutely. Some things are beyond and absolute. However, life as you know it today involves the body, mind, emotions, and the world around you. It is a continuous transaction. No one can avoid it.
If you avoid it, life will squeeze a terrible price from you, and there will be no spring on your face and heart. It's like living on the edge of a tomb. Ninety percent of people are on the edge of the grave in emotions and attitudes. If your heart is like spring, you will be happy and full of energy. No one will tell you when to give and when to ask for it. You will know how to treat life.