Receiving is much harder than giving. We have invented a framework about giving that appoints it value. Giving it is valuable; it is what a good person does. Each time I give something, I feel the built-in rewards of the framework affirm, “You are good person.” This brings a sense of confidence and control. Nobody says this about receiving. Even the value placed on giving throws a shadow onto receiving, as if giving is superior. Not only does this make receiving challenging, it makes it inferior. To receive, I have to make myself soft and vulnerable. Receiving is to allow oneself to be penetrated, and this is scary.