Can You Really Do More Than What Duty Requires?

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Can you go above and beyond what is required of you? Say you promise to donate 10% of your allowance every month, but you consistently donate 30% because you can and because it feels good. Some people argue that your ability to donate this higher amount means that your duty is not to donate 10% of your allowance monthly, but 30%. They argue that your duty is to give all you can without sacrificing your own needs, so the idea of ‘going beyond your duty’ doesn’t exist for them. Read full article here

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