People take advantage. That's a fact. They try to take advantage of you, whereever they can. You have a pleasant conversation one minute - be assured, a wish or demand is gonna follow on its footstep.
So, from now on, I solemnly declare: I will never, ever again, do anything for anyone unless they pay me. The currency doesn't necessarily have to be money. But something has to come in return - whatever that particular person can spare.
I've been taken advantage of just one time too many now. You want something from me - you pay. Simple as that. No exceptions from here on. Oh - and before I forget: That ESPECIALLY includes all things love and friendship, as well as my time.