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Often times we are like the children on the Candid Camera episode

Years ago on Candid Camera, children were used in an experiment about generosity.

The children were placed by themselves in a room with a plate of cookies. On the plate were at least two cookies, there may have been more, but one of the cookies was very large. The adult left the room and the kids were allowed to take a cookie. You know, they all took the big one.

One boy was challenged as to why he took the biggest cookie. Alan Funt, the host, told the boy, "All you left me to eat was the little cookie. I would have eaten the little cookie and given you the biggest one."

Without a blink the boy responded, "Then you got the one you wanted."

Generosity is a tough thing to learn. We should put others first.

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