friendship is non transactional. if i buy something for my friend, i expect nothing in return. and if he buys be something he doesn't expect anything in return. at least not in an immediate measurable way. friendship and life seem to transcend the dimension of transaction. and the paradox here is that the results actually end up equal anyway. not consciously, but as an emergent phenomena. both people in the friendship feel equal, l the idea of equal ness goes out the window actually. the mutual respect and friendship feel one and whole.
this may be the future of commerce and the economy. and the funny thing is is that this what the barter system similarly was.... so we may be retro-causally going towards that., or a hyper, opimized barter system. (UBI may help with this - anything that addresses the bottom of maslows hierarchy of needs) to build relationships again. to cut out the middleman again. the end of the phantom center. (see see phantom centers manifest everywhere - new essay - even in music mixes...in the concept of averages...etc.
and non-transactions can be dangerous..imagine being ina group of criminals in prison. you dont "exchange" money, but rather you exchange favors. but it is more sot spoken, mor eimpled, more under the hood. and you may be obigated to shank someone...another example is with being in a friend circle of wealthy powerful men, they help you, and then they call upon you to do sometyhing you donr want. there is this undertone or air of contributing back. but maybe this is a separate point or a tangent.