Beat Generosity Burnout

Author: Adam Grant and Reb Rebele

When the leaders of the world dispense advice to the next generation, they tend to emphasize the same message: Help others. That was a key theme in almost two-thirds of the talks in a study of graduation speeches at U.S. universities.
Graduates are promised by those who have “made it” that being generous — readily sharing their time, energy, and expertise — will lead to a successful career and a meaningful, happy life. It can, but it doesn’t always. The road to exhaustion is often paved with good intentions.

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