Hypothesis of Generosity

Brene Brown wrote a great book called, Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.

She talks in the book about how we perceive others.  One of the most powerful questions she asks is: Do you think people, in general, are doing their best?

Boy!  Doesn’t that stir up some emotions? I’m slowly coming to the opinion that people are doing their best.

When bad things happen, or when there is a conflict we’d be much happier if we assumed a hypothesis of generosity.

If we assumed that other people are trying their best, we’d have more patience and experience more joy.

When Jesus said, “turn the other cheek” I don’t think he was talking about pacifism.  He was saying that we should love people the way he loves people and that we shouldn’t assume the worst.

Some of you are really suffering right now.  I want you to know that there is hope.

Generosity is one of the core values of overcomers.

You can make it.






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