The ethics in granting someone prayers or request - "Pay it forward" or "Pay it back"
There are two possible ways of judging the inter-personal relationship of requests, and prayers made to you. (A) Some people see it as their own 'performance of duty' to decide on the request and prayers of their subordinates.
(B) Some people see it as their 'power' (as if a power of God's representation on earth) to decide on the fate of their subordinates.
Which one do you think is the correct approach?
A sea of difference exist between the attitudes of these two kinds of people. (A) is a conscious being, himself risen through ranks wherein he too had made request , and prayers in his young days. He understands the human aspects of emotions and reasons for why it should be accepted with great dutifulness. He knows how the other view will shake up the emancipation of human society from its miseries.
(B) is a Narcissist view where he is not able to take the large impacts of his viewpoints - his attitude on service and slavery. Although he too must have risen through ranks, unless Ofcourse he is a 'minister' who has suddenly arrived into a system by winning an electoral battle, he is someone who is not holding empathy for his own occupation. Such people 'abuse' their subordinates for their personal works, because they see the generous enactment of their 'power' as a return 'personal favour' done to the subordinates who have put any requests and prayers.
The trick of bring a general sobriety in the office environments while granting someone's request/prayer is by way of "Paying it forward". The (B) type of people instead work to ask "pay it back".