I value generosity on several levels:
- On the physical or material level, generosity could take the form of giving money, food, shelter, etc.
- On the emotional or heart level, generosity is about giving others my attention, love and compassion.
- At the level of intellect, am I willing to share my ideas and perspectives? And maybe more importantly, am I willing to let others have their own perspectives (which may differ from mine)?
- At the level of self-actualization, am I willing to share the opportunity for meaningful activity in the world? When others succeed in fulfilling their dreams, do I feel as joyful as I might feel watching my own children grow, develop, and fulfill their potential? Or do I feel envious, thinking their success means less for me?
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