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Cultivate Instantaneous Generosity

Whenever a generous impulse arises in your mind, give in to it right away rather than putting it off.

Don’t wait to figure out if the recipient deserves your generosity or if you really have the time to be generous right now (with all of the work you have left to do!). Just do it. The rewards are immediate, too, because generous action reliably makes you feel much happier.

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