We all know people who are generous to a fault. The person will give even when it means that they have next to nothing left for themselves. For many, the emotion is genuine kindness; for others it is a way to punish themselves.
Is there a thin line between selflessness and self-denial?
The difference is in the resulting feeling and the lifestyle of the giver not the act itself. For instance, let’s say that you have lunch at work with a friend. As you sit down to eat, she realizes that her lunch is back at home on the kitchen counter. You offer to share your lunch with her so she doesn’t have to go without. Read more