Be Generous

Especially with your words.


If you’ve been a reader of this blog for more than a month, you know with certainty how much I admire Maria Popova and her weekly mailing entitled Brain Pickings.

I’ve been a subscriber and very small financial supporter since my second week. Here’s one reason why:

Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.”

That is #3 of 13 Life-Learning Lessons From 13 Years of Brain Pickings.

The other 12 are just as wise.

Wisdom, sharing wisdom from lots of sources, is the hope of Maria Popova. She tries to find ways to offer it each week I read her post.

You don’t have to pay to subscribe, but I hope you will. You can support her work HERE.

Make it a New Year’s resolution. One email each week that seeks to make us wiser, better, more compassionate beings.

You could do worse.


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