Quantum Physics proves that giving is the only way to change anything.
In the modern view, force is transmitted by the exchange of particles.
A force is the same thing as an interaction,
and the way particles interact is to trade other particles.
One electron interacts with another, for example,
by emitting a photon that the other electron absorbs.
The Bit and The Pendulum by Tom Siegfried, pg 215.
According to modern quantum physics all interactions are a matter of giving. Giving is the primary way that things interact on a quantum level. This tells us that if we want to maximize our positive effect on the world around us we should focus on what we give.
Of course, spiritual scriptures have emphasized giving over receiving since the beginning of recorded history. Generosity is listed as one of the highest of virtues in most religions/spiritual traditions. But now we know, scientifically, that giving is the primary action of life. When we sit back and wait to receive . . . we are really not doing anything at all. How can we expect positive results from a life strategy that is fundamentally inactive?
Giving is the fundamental nature of all communication. Every time we communicate we are basically giving. If part of our communication is also waiting to receive, waiting to get what we want, then we are inhibiting the process of communication. Communication gets fouled up by adding the (inactivity of) waiting for what we want in return. Receiving what we want is an extraneous part of the equation. Particles don’t do that on the quantum level. They interact simply by giving what they have to give. The nature of that gift determines the nature of the force that gift exerts on an object. Does that gift support or create change? Either way the result comes naturally with the gift.
So on a quantum level we see interaction through constant exchange. One particle gives of itself by emitting a photon and may or may not receive a photon in return. It would be silly to say that a particle that gives a photon wants one in return. Giving a photon is a result of having more than is needed or balanced. To expect something back from such a gift is nonsensical.
The picture that quantum physics is painting of the fundamental world of particles and their interactions is so simple, natural, efficient and wholesome. How have our actions today stepped away from such uncomplicated behavior? Why is there so much thinking today that gets in the way of the natural behavior of giving to others what is excess in one’s own life? What has caused humans to grab and hold on to everything they possibly can without considering the health of the larger community? What has caused humans to act more like cancer cells do within the body: taking but not giving, doing as little as possible and absorbing as much as possible, taking up more and more space and cutting off the natural flow of resources to others?