As a young man I casually interpreted this to mean, "You can get whatever you want." Speaking with a friend yesterday the full meaning struck me like a bolt of lightning. We were talking about a friend who pushed himself on people in association life rather than asking for their help. I thought of this and then of the give and take on ActiveRain. And it suddenly dawned on me that the operative word is not "receive" but "ask", not "what" but "how". What is the different effect if we approach someone telling them our perspective versus asking them for theirs? And even in a determined position if we begin by asking not directing aren't we availing ourselves of a potentially superior solution or perspective? And so I ask you, is asking the high road to learning, personal and spiritual enrichment?