$1000 per graduate, but they give half away

Last month, billionaire Rob Hale gave $1,000 to each graduating student at U Mass Dartmouth, on the condition that they also donate $500 to a cause of their choice.

Based on my observations, habits of charitable giving precede rather than result from wealth. It would be fascinating to track these students to see if this one event encourages a higher level of lifetime giving.

Huddling under ponchos and umbrellas at the soggy ceremony, the graduates yelled and cheered, their mouths agape, as Hale announced he was showering money upon them. Security guards then lugged the cash-filled duffel bags onto the stage. Hale told the students each would get $1,000. But there was a condition: They were to keep $500 and give the rest away.

Billionaire gives UMass graduates $1,000 each with condition they must give half away | AP News

What Happens When You Pray for Your Enemies

Do we pray for those we love, or does prayer cause us to love them? Perhaps both, but the 18th Century Anglican priest, William Law, taught the latter with elegant prose.

For there is nothing that makes us love someone so much as praying for them; and when you can once do this sincerely for anyone, you have fitted your soul for the performance of everything that is kind and civil towards them. This will fill your heart with a generosity and tenderness, that will give you a better and sweeter behavior than anything that is called fine breeding and good manners.

Pray for Those Annoying People |

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Blowing the Whistle • Tyler Shultz • s01e04

Blowing the Whistle • Tyler Shultz • s01e04

“The real trade secret was that there was no secret.” Elizebeth Holmes—Founder of Theranos—raised billions of dollars in startup capital. The entire company failed to produce a functioning technology, putting customer’s lives in danger and defrauding investors. Tyler Schultz recounts his harrowing experience as a young graduate

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