317- Splitting the Bill

In Western Culture, it’s customary to split the bill at a restaurant.

The idea is that by the end of the meal, nobody owes anyone anything.

However, in Eastern Culture – friends fight over the bill and take turns to pay.

This behavior signals that the only way to rebalance the relationship is to meet again. You only split the bill if you have no intention to meet again.

Relationships thrive on a slight imbalance because they create a continuous flow of reciprocity.

To prompt healthy imbalance in your relationships, find ways to offer small, impromptu, and thoughtful gifts.

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