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You can keep it only after you give it to someone else. What is it?

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    $\begingroup$ .......happiness $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 6:54
  • $\begingroup$ Friendship​‌‍​‌‍? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 17:14

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The answer to the riddle is:

your word

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  • $\begingroup$ You beat me to it by a few seconds. :) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ cant accept it yet, you were too fast ;) Or maybe the riddle is just too easy $\endgroup$
    – nbar
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 20:42
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    $\begingroup$ Haha I assumed someone else would have a quick answer. It's a good one though, I saw it before though unfortunately $\endgroup$
    – user20864
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 20:44
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Or, (equivalently),

a promise.

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  • $\begingroup$ You don't give that, you make it. (In my dialect, at least.) $\endgroup$
    – msh210
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ Over to the language stackexchange! $\endgroup$
    – Dr Xorile
    Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 14:41
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Answer

Genes

You can keep your genes "going", only after you passed them you your son/daughter.

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    $\begingroup$ You can keep it ONLY after you give it to someone else $\endgroup$
    – Marc
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Marc. I know. I forced it a little. I was trying to be creative and come up with a different answer from the ones already listed $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 18:26
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Less seriously :

The new awesome video game that your wife doesn't really want for her birthday :D

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  • $\begingroup$ Cute. But while you can give that away, and yet keep it, you could also just keep it — you don't need to give it away. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 16:54
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Another possible answer:

Illicit earnings

because:

Gaining a large amount of money from dubious sources can attract the attention of law enforcement agencies, who won't let you keep the money if they figure out that you earned it illegally. In order to keep the money, you have launder it. A common way of laundering money is giving it to someone (e.g. your wife) who's running an apparently legitimate business (e.g. a car wash). This person will mix this dirty money in with legitimate transactions, so it will ultimately appear as profit, which you can then keep since you happen to be the owner of this business.

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  • $\begingroup$ Or you use it in small batches in places that clearly won't ask. you can still just keep it though $\endgroup$
    – Kai Qing
    Commented Mar 16, 2018 at 23:35
  • $\begingroup$ A car wash, huh? Or maybe a internet fund to help you pay for your chemotherapy bills? $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    Commented Mar 16, 2018 at 23:43
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The Message of Hope and the Promise of Freedom from addiction.-AA, NA 12steps

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    – Glorfindel
    Commented Jun 10, 2018 at 20:56
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Grace and Forgiveness, given by God to be shared by you!

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