Would you rather be the flower or the bee?
We live in a transactional world, where exchange often comes loaded with caution and suspicion. Who is taking advantage of whom? Is the flower a fool? Is the bee a sucker?*
Look how exchange happens in the real world: most of the time, there is mutual benefit, or benefit on one side without harm on the other. We do not live in a zero sum, winner-take-all world.
Pollination is far more common than predation.
So would you rather be the flower or the bee? A better question might be,
How will you pollinate?
* Okay, the bee is literally a sucker, taking up all that nectar. But she’s no fool!