I agree. I have been a giver all my life. This has created a bunch of takers that ONLY take around me (especially my family which trained me to give, give, give without receiving) that have taken so much from me in the past that I have burnt out every once in a while.
But I always recover and I am learning to get better at taking.
I used to use the word ‘receive’ instead of take, but being passive about it creates a state of waiting rather than actively and aggressively going for what one desires.
Either way, there has to be a balance between giving and receiving.
To show that takers run the world, look at the current American President and his cabinet. Congress… Taking healthcare from the poor to give tax cuts from the super-rich.