Generosity: n. excessively desiring (to give ones (possessions and/or knowledge) and/or time) and/or (to share one’s (time and/or knowledge) and/or possessions)
Giving of your time, energy, effort, money, knowledge, and emotional support is sometimes the right thing to do if you see results from your giving and it motivates you to give more.
Raising offspring is an example where much giving is expected and the return is merely well behaved, loving, and achievement based offspring which bring happiness in your life and a sense of accomplishment but little more.
With adults some giving is also expected but be cautious about showing generosity or too much giving because humans have a tendency to expect more of you when you give too much of yourself. Generosity frequently encourages dependency and you should avoid generosity if you feel that a dependent relationship is starting to develop.
Mutual generosity can exist but the generosity is frequently confined to only two humans and other important needs or priorities may be neglected by focusing too much on each other. Generosity is a form of undesirable profligacy on your part and frequently is not a balanced way to be living your life.
Generosity is only frequently considered a virtue by humans on the receiving end of it and not by those doing the giving. Altruists are frequently generous humans giving much more of themselves than they should because they frequently ignore their own personal development and improvement which they sacrifice for the supposed “greater good” or human welfare.
Generously volunteering your time, energy, effort, knowledge, and money for a worthy cause is sometimes a useful learning experience in the short duration but eventually you should have hopes of being paid back in some way for your efforts or the relationship becomes one of pure exploitation.
Long duration generosity can create dependent offspring and adults so don’t develop a reputation for being generous unless you want to burden your life with human parasites.
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