"Is it really worth it?" How many times have you asked yourself that question? That question usually comes up when it involves doing something for or to some capacity involves another person. It basically tries to foresee what may happen. Even though we cannot predict the future, at least we want to have an idea of the possible scenarios. It is similar to making an investment. You don't know for sure what the outcome will be, but you hope that it will be in your favor...
Naturally receiving always seems the more profitable than being in the position of the giver. Just imagine you're enjoying family Christmas and everyone is exchanging gifts. As you hand out one gift after another, you discover that you're the only that did not receive any Christmas gift at all - ouch! Not a great place to be in. Then it seems more profitable to put yourself in the position of being the recipient always instead of being the giver.