If we want to live in a generous world, we must live generously ourselves.
This does not necessarily mean giving more than what we have or are capable of giving.
It simply means that we should give what we can to others with regards to our time, attention, and goodwill.
We must be willing to do this for its own sake, on faith if you will.
For there are no assurances that our generosity will be reciprocated.
If we think, act, and live selfishly, however, we can all but guarantee that the world around us will behave in kind.