Many years ago, I was stuck in a bit of a mess.
I had to literally pay to get myself out of it.
This despite me not having done anything wrong.
“Then why should I be the one paying up?”, I thought, irritably.
My Guru said, “You may not have done anything wrong today, but you either did or didn’t do something in the past which could have prevented you from being in this position in the first place. So take responsibility and pay up. Especially if this payment will get you out of your current predicament, what is there to think about?”
Such sage advice, from a sage no less.