Notre Dame professor finds that ungenerous Americans do not think of giving as a moral obligation
The most generous people don't have the biggest bank accounts. But they are rich in other ways.
This isn't a faith-based assessment. It's science, according to a University of Notre Dame professor.
Generous people are happier and healthier. They have a greater sense of purpose and emotional well-being. But are they happier because they give, or do they give because they're happier?
Both, says Christian Smith, co-author of "The Paradox of Generosity" with Hilary Davidson. He will speak Thursday at the Thomas H. Lake Lecture at the Indiana History Center.