All goods ultimately meet the same fate. They are also generated from sources such as resource extraction, human organization and effort (value added), and good fortune. But the process of their movement through the world matters. Their exchange for other goods allows people to access things which are mutually beneficial. The exchange for labor actually validates the value and dignity of the labor itself. The free gift allows for the expression of virtue and sacrifice and (should – ) generates gratitude. In this exchange especially, goodness is created for all parties, including witnesses.
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