20
Dec
09

Mustering some giveashit

TJIC waxes eloquent on gift-giving as signaling behaviour:

Because I’m a huge nerd, I made it into an equation:

A && T && M → G

where:

A == caring, as expressed in paying Attention to recipient’s interests
T == caring, as expressed in Time spent
M == caring, as expressed in Money spent
G == Gift purchased

The corrolary to this, where no gift is purchased, is – by DeMorgan’s Law:

~G → ~A || ~T || ~M

RTWT.

(M could possibly be better expressed as Effort; either effort spent at work earning money to buy a gift, or effort spent directly on the gift in question.  The latter is of course well-appreciated by the Starving Student demographic — or ought to be.)

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