The sound of one hand clapping makes the same sound as two hands clapping such that one hand shares the same impact as two.
While the other hand may not be involved, it’s still part of the overall relationship.
“As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
Relationships are inseparable. You help yourself so that you can help other people; you help other people so that you can help yourself.
For every action or non-action, there’s reciprocation on the other side. If well-intended, both sides should be complementing the other.
PS: Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn (via Google)