Dr. Schiffman writes with wisdom and with simplicity. He has encouraged me and challenged me often.
When people think of generosity, they usually think of gift giving, especially during the winter holidays. The focus is on what you give and what you get. On an everyday basis, most people in public are bombarded with homeless beggars offering to work for food, and on television we see pictures of hungry children in third world countries. Most of these appeals are touching at first, but wind up being no more than an annoyance after the third or fourth time you see them. The desire to help others degenerates into giving to appease a guilty conscience because we have and they don’t. Eventually, we become numb to the whole thing.
Generosity is more than simply writing a check, or digging into your pocket to give to the needy. Generosity is an attitude, and should translate into all our interactions with others. When you give someone the benefit of the…
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