The Generosity Station


Generosity. When you hear that word, what emotion is stirred in you? Joy? Skepticism? Weariness? Curiosity? Fear? Warm fuzzies? Anxiety?   I have met extraordinarily wealthy people who are depressed, and I have met impoverished people who are exceedingly grateful. I have met busy people who are generous with their time, and unencumbered people who are stingy with their time. Research is clear there is no correlation between wealth and happiness. I think of Gilberto who thanked me profusely for accepting his invitation to a spaghetti dinner in his humble apartment in Caracas, Venezuela. He was overwhelmingly grateful to give to [...]