Didn't Jesus actually say this a while ago??
I heard this yesterday on NPR. giving money away makes me feel good in one way. having a large reese's blizzard from dairy queen makes me feel good in a completely different way (and then it makes me feel bad about 20 minutes later.)
I think one of the problems with the conclusion might be habit formation. The first month you send $30 to Africa to feed a child, you feel great. Each successive month, the buzz decreases. I don't think the conclusions are scale invariant.The bottom line is what we already know: serious charity will ultimately come from self-sacrifice, not self-gratification.
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