Selfless vs. otherish giving: why some givers end at the bottom of the success ladder

There are two types of givers: selfless and otherish.

  1. Selfless givers prioritize other people’s needs over their own, which can lead to being taken advantage of and neglecting their own interests.
  2. Otherish givers balance their high other-interest with high self-interest, allowing them to give more than they receive without being taken advantage of. Successful giving involves finding a win-win balance between what’s best for others and what’s best for yourself.

Ultimately, otherish givers are the most successful because they genuinely care about others while also keeping their own interests in mind.

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