I will tell you what it is really like. It is like a small child going to its father and saying, 'Daddy, give me sixpence to buy you a birthday present.' Of course, the father does, and he is pleased with the child's present. It is all very nice and proper, but only an idiot would think that the father is sixpence to the good on the transaction.
Reading this reminded me that I wanted to read C.S. Lewis's books and since I got paid on Friday, I let myself go on a little online used books shopping spree (he he I love shopping online). I got a really good deal on the hard cover The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics.