Study: Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

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    Mar 30, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Interesting studies on motivation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/magazine/is-giving-the-secret-to-getting-ahead.html?hp&_r=2&pagewanted=all&
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    Mar 30, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    Thanks very much for sharing. That has been my philosophy although I have never read any studies affirming it. For me it has been more of a belief, that to those who have been given much, from those much is expected. Some call it karma and there are phrases such as making a deposit in the north branch and getting a withdrawal from the south branch. I knew a guy who was struggling making ends meet and needed money to visit his sick father. A very wealthy person knew of his situation and made a loan of $5000. Some time later, he had been making payments on the loan. The wealthy guy learned of a small act of kindness the guy showed to someone even worse off, and told him that for showing that kindness his debt was repaid and he would not accept any further payments. (BTW - That wealthy guy is a famous celebrity who is thought of as a tough, insensitive guy but in private is just the opposite. Another example of a successful person being a giver.)