Take people for granted.... Take 2
First, answering Khalidah...
I do see some great point you have there. and looking at it from more angles, I have to say that I'm sorry, but I'm not in agreement with you, First, you aimlessly(purposefully?) changed the topic to taking care of things. It's not only about showing appreciation. It's not about taking care of things
If a person needs to contiguously be reminded of our love, OR they'll feel neglected. That person is not worth our love, and is such a high maintenance relationship.
Additionally, taking people for granted is what relationships are all about, the peace of mind and comfort that comes from knowing, they're that person out there who will, against all odds break your fall.
Answering everyone else..
Again, this is not about showing appreciation. It's not about roses or diamonds (although it's always expected the he will bring the roses otherwise, he's taking your for granted! God...)
Being taking for granted in the classical meaning of the word is actually a lovers best dream, sacrificing their own for their loved ones....
By the way, this never existed before the new, "what have you done for me lately" culture came to exist. It's this very culture that promotes more and more shameless selfishness on the part of the female (probably as retaliation for centuries of oppression in the west, not necessarily shared or appreciated by the rest of the world
If you can take no one for granted, then excuse me, you never knew what love is, if you can't enjoy the piece of mind of knowing someone is going to be there, then it's such a sad, lonely experience life is, because, you're only living to make sure people are showing their appreciation all the time. Such a silly thing quite frankly
Taking a person for granted is not really the same as [not] showing appreciation, these are two different things, but somehow ended up to be the same thing.
I guess we just turned out to be a bunch of brain washed Hollywood audience after all