The Healing Power of Generosity

Why helping each other can bring us back together.

Though human beings are literally wired for generosity, we can also be surprisingly stingy. It’s a tough world—and the demands placed upon us (and those we place on ourselves) can give us tunnel vision. Truthfully, given how stressed I was at the time, I wasn’t sure I would have done the same for Suit Man if our roles were reversed.

When was the last time you chose not to help someone who needed it? Perhaps a coworker asked for your assistance, but you already had too much on your plate. Or you declined a coffee invitation from an early career colleague looking to pick your brain. Or you didn’t donate when asked to support a friend’s cherished cause.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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