This is a question I get asked quite a lot, and the Google search answer is one of the most common: “what is a given?” As a student of psychology, I believe that there is a difference between the term given and the idea of a “self.” Given, for example, is a physical object or item that is given or given to you in exchange for something else. It is a “given” because it is an exchange.
For example, you buy a shirt at the mall and you don’t ask for it. You give it to the clerk and when he is done with it, you put it back. You give it to the guy and he gives it to you. You give it to the store clerk and the clerk gives it to you. And so on.
The definition of given is the physical act or process of giving something to someone. Giving a shirt to a clerk is a given because you are giving them something they have a right to. You are giving them something that they are entitled to use or have a right to. So, for example, you give someone a shirt and they are entitled to it and you give it to them because you are giving it to them because they are entitled to it.
Giving someone something they have a right to is a form of taking it. So giving someone a cup of coffee is an example of giving something they have a right to and you are taking something from them.
If you are giving something they have a right to, you are also giving them the right to use a certain amount of it. If you give someone a gallon of milk, you are giving them the right to drink a gallon of milk. They have the right to eat a bunch of bananas, but you are the only one who can eat all of the banana bread you want. So giving something to someone is giving them the right to use it.
In this case, given is given when someone gives something to you. So you give a cup of coffee to a friend, and are giving him rights to use it.
I think the phrase given means not giving. It does not mean giving without asking, as in, “I give you the right to use a toilet, but I’ll just let you use yours.
I think the phrase given actually means not giving without asking, as in, I give you the right to use a toilet, but Ill just let you use yours. This is very similar to the saying, “I give my children a bath, and you can use the tub.” The same may be said for you and I.
I’m not sure if the phrase given actually means not giving without asking, but I do think the phrase given is a bit of a misnomer. Giving is giving, and given is given, not given. It’s not like I give you the right to use the toilet, but I give you the right to use it. Similarly, I give you the right to use your toilet, but I give you the right to use the bathroom.
Well, we can’t really go back in time and give someone the right to use the toilet, or the bathroom, or whatever, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t use the term given. Given is a very common word in the English language and if we want to use it for this purpose then we need to be careful of its usage.