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You are stingy or just sparingly?

Not every mortal sin is actually a Drama. Some of you should calmly treat yourself to (lust, gluttony). However, this is not for the avarice that is a lot of talk too often played down or even disguised virtue beautiful. Greed is not cool, like us, wanted to be one of the most unpleasant of make advertising claims of the past decades-setting, but a highly potent poison for interpersonal communication, as well its close relative, envy, and greed.

to be human is doomed to be a miser.

let us imagine for a moment that Donald Trump would be a generous person. The world looked completely different. A Slogan such as "America First" would then probably completely idiotic. He would not be eaten up with envy on the Iran Deal, his predecessor, he wants companions to make off of the toy in a sand box because it is bigger and more beautiful than his own. There would be no trade war, no wall procedures at the Mexican border, not stubborn to go it alone when it comes to climate agreements, no retreat from Northern Syria, and probably no Impeachment. On mutual respect, international agreements, an Expansion of Obama-Care and once a year, founded a people's festival with free beer in the garden of the White house, where it's Trump not to take, you could, with shirt Sleeves rolled up, personally behind the Grill and Melania – also, you would, of course, plays a different – in your Gucci Sneakers with the children, sack race, to Trump with Obama playing a beer blissful song on the friendship. Oh Donald, what you're missing out on everything!

Cheap? I do not yet!

Who is stingy with money, stingy with other things: with time, with attention, affection, emotions. Generous people live happier. The have occupied two years ago, the Zurich-based behavioral economist Philippe Tobler and Ernst Fehr, in collaboration with international colleagues scientific. Whoever does Good will be rewarded with a "warm glow", a soothing feeling that makes you happy and the activity of the researchers in the brain scan were able to observe. Even those who make just to be generous, experienced a small "warm glow". What a seductive way to be with little effort, happier!

it's just a pity that stinginess is one of those features that you observed while at the other, of one's own personality attributes but never. Not even my former landlord, a die-hard Miser, for no craftsman was working, because he fought for every centime, would have added, to be stingy, but all referred to as no more than sparingly. Donald Trump would probably claim that he is the big most generous person in the United States of America, if not the entire planet. But the claim alone is not enough.

How stingy I am? –
take the Test.

The first step to more generosity, a radical indoor show. How much space of stinginess in the building of one's own Psyche gets? It is a small niche in the kitchen just Cabinet or the bright 50-square-meter living room? The following brief and highly subjective psycho-test can help you in finding whether you go sparingly, or already are stingy. Living in Poverty, other criteria:


you eat together with three friends in a Restaurant and the bill that everyone pays exactly what he has consumed, to share instead of the amount by four: avarice . apply, of course Generous people worry about the few francs in the world.

you can order your Pasta with a nice glass of red wine and tap water, after all, who paid five francs for a bit of a bubble? thrift .

bother you that your escort to the waiter an exorbitant drinking money: avarice . Because, actually, your Trouble is that your generous Vis-à-leads vis to tell you how stingy you are. In addition, It is not your money, why deal with it at all?


you can buy twenty cans of Pelati, because the just action: thrift .

buy two hundred cans of Pelati, because the just-in-action: are you about to this Preppern, preparing for the downfall of civilization?

buy them at Cheap discount stores because you will find, each, the pay for his food more, be self-blame: thrift (but I bet you are not a connoisseur and not a good host).

take a one-hour drive in purchase to get behind the German border, more for your money: avarice (unless they are recipients of social assistance receive supplementary benefits, or work in a low-wage industry).

collect discount märkchen and cheer at the Coop-pans-Trophy: nor . Running under the theme "the Swiss and their quirky Hobbies".

good-bye, miser!

The good news is: No man is condemned to be a miser, even if he was brought up. A study with 1110 Korean twins from the year 2011 shows that the education in the family plays in this matter only a minor role. The genes have at best marginal influence. The studied pairs of twins developed very different forms of stinginess, even though they had shared the same genes and the same upbringing enjoyed.

This means that no matter How stingy you are, is you yourself. You can choose to be generous. You just do it! You have to jump over your shadow. You can next Time, a ten-nötchen to pay for your coffee, and you make an under-paid waitress happy. Press the beggar at the tram stop five francs in the Hand, even though you know that he will stay vers. Give your best friend the shoes, you can not afford yourself, and you are pleased, how you pleased. Do your old parents to eat, throw festivals, donate to charity, and also do not forget your own desires.

you will get much more back than a "warm glow", namely, to unforgettable encounters, friendship, great nights. And presumably, your account will not be standing at the end of the month once is significantly lower than in the past. Because the more generous you are, the less life back greedy.

Created: 05.11.2019, 09:25 PM

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