Recently CNN covered a story about Aaron Collins who died 3 weeks after his 30th birthday. Since his 20s Aaron had asked that upon his death three things take place: to repay his parents any debt he may have owed, to give a homeless person some money and to leave “an awesome tip” for a waiter or waitress. “I’m not talking about 25%. I mean $500 for a … pizza,” Collins wrote in his will, according to his brother.

Aaron wanted to be generous. He once left a $50 tip when he received really bad service just to make someone’s day better. But people are skeptics. There is a lot of talk about internet scams to raise money for Aaron’s family to continue giving away money on his behalf. Arguments about whether or not Aaron committed suicide.

I think that people are just set on edge when it comes to generosity.

What are your thoughts?

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