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Generosity
A lady asked an old street vendor, “How much do you sell your eggs for?”
The old man replied, “50 cent an egg madam.”
The lady responded, “I’ll take six eggs for $2 or I’m leaving.”
The old man replied, “Buy them at the price you want madam. This is a good start for me, because I haven’t sold a single egg today, and I need this to live.”

She bought her eggs at a bargain price, and left with the feeling that she had won. She got into her fancy car, and went to a fancy restaurant with her friend. She and her friend ordered what they wanted. They ate a little, and left a lot of what they had asked for, so they paid the bill, which was $150, the ladies gave $200, and told the fancy restaurant owner to keep the change as a tip.

This story might seem quite normal to the owner of the fancy restaurant, but very unfair to the egg seller. The question it raises is: why do we always need to show that we have power, when we buy from the needy. And why are we generous to those who don’t even need our generosity..

# Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
- Khalil Gibran

Bersikap murah hati adalah cara hidup yang luar biasa.
- Pete Seeger

Kebahagiaan bukan berasal dari apa yang kita dapatkan, tapi dari apa yang kita berikan.
- Ben Carson
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