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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Principle of Equivalent Trade


The principle of equivalent trade states that to
gain something, you must present something of
equal value. Perhaps that is the lesson... that
people cannot gain anything without sacrifices.

It's true. In order for us to get something, we actually sacrifice something... sometimes we are aware but most of the time we sacrifice or giveup something unconsciously. It happens on every activity that you are doing. Every walks of life.

Take for example a simple drinking of beer instead of drinking only water. You lose chances in an instance. But with the concept of equivalent trade I also ponder that decisions are critical in one's life.

We make decisions out of our choices. And out of our decision, we give up something. Something for us is less important. But people have dilemmas. It happens when we make false decisions and we regret something out of the decisions we once choose. This is the result of the "sacrifice" we unconciuosly created with our decisions.

I have made wrong decisions, who doesn't? But at the end of the day, I know, everything will fall to their places. I think that with the concept of equivalent trade, a thing given up for happiness would mean the same happiness for that "given-up-thing"... EQUAL VALUE. We just need to think and look at the brighter side of things. Sometimes, when we grasp and take a glimpse of the other view of things, we saw that we missed something... that is, the beauty of the other perspective.

It just lacks one thing... Appreciation.

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I forgot to mention that this concept was taken from my favorite Anime... Yes, an anime manga. Shock?

This is one of the reason I got addicted with Full Metal Alchemist way back 3 years ago. The concept of equivalent trade really caught my attention and interest. By that time, I have relate this to a lot of things happening in people's live... my life. Its amazing that you'll get something out of an anime series intended for kids viewing.



Ciao! :)

3 comments:

khantotantra said...

elibs ako sa equivalent trade!

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

hehe..ou maganda talga yung FMA kaso di ko nasimulan yung brotherhood sa 5.yung equivalent trade tlaga..naniniwala din ako dun..haha

comment on my blog if you have time ^^

Benh said...

ako din naastigan sa concept na yan. kaya napablog din ako.. hehehe! Sa dvd ko na lang papanoorin ang brotherhood.. hehe! :) Thanks for the comments!