They were given to us without any terms and conditions on which way or how to use them or with the expectation they should be returned with interest.
If your giving anything in life with the expectations of something in return your going to be disappointed not by the actions of the other person but by the fact you and your expectations lead you down that path.
There’s no fancy analogy I can find to relate to this as most material actions come with a certain degree of expectations in life as that’s the way it is, but the depth at which our tools of life are given and shared have far greater meaning to life than that of money, possessions or even food.
We often set boundaries and discipline ourselves on how much love we give or kindness we give and also how much we should receive in return but we never set boundaries on the materialistic aspect we never discipline ourselves in that sense we just endlessly spend without thinking of the impact it may have, what if we reversed the behavior and spent love, kindness, gratitude endlessly without seeking refund or exchange for love and limited or disciplined ourselves on the materialistic spendings of life.
As limiting the inner gifts we give affects our happiness as we constantly will live in expecting it in return as John F Kennedy once said
“Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”
“Ask yourself not what life can do for you but what you can do for life”