I Am Generous But No Fool

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 382 People

    You Can'T Fool Me

    There is a story of identical twins. One was a hope- filled optimist. “Everything is coming up roses!” he would say. The other twin was a sad and hopeless pessimist. He thought that Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law, was an optimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl
    18-21, F
    Apr 25, 2013

    I have always been one to lend a hand

    when asked, or if someone appears to be needing it. I suppose I was raised to, but other than that I've always taken it to be a matter of honour to help those in need. Despite this, I've always been cautious and choosy about who exactly I help, and what the possible consequences...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28
    22-25, M
    Sep 1, 2014

    So my friend asked me to donate to a cancer 10K

    run she is going to do. I read through the literature and checked out the charity's web site- 30% of the revenue was going towards the charity's administrative expenses. Hell NO! A non profit should have no more than 7-8% administrative operating expenses. At 30% I question what...
    nonolover nonolover
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    I Am A Generous Fool Actually

    I give dollars out to people who ask 99% of the time.  Yeah, they're probably druggies and alcoholics, but maybe that dollar bought them the hit or the drink that helped them turn their life around...Who knows?  
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 13, 2009

    I Am An Idiot At Times

    I bumped into someone I knew socially, who had been away travelling for a few years. We got quite friendly and I "lent" her the money to go on holiday with  me and my husband. She seemed very lonely and I felt sorry for her - although she had a "reputation" She...
    MojitoQueen MojitoQueen
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2010

    I Hate Being Generous At Times...

    All my life i've been generous i was always there to lend a hand and since i like to always put money aside for a rainy day my whole life i feel as if my friends only cared about my money. Ever since i was in Middle-school where i hated school lunch so i would spend money on the...
    ToxicBrownies ToxicBrownies
    18-21, M
    Jul 6, 2012
    Thought1 Thought1
    1 Response Oct 27, 2009

    I Am Generous And A Perfect Fool

     The topic of my story is what the story is.
    FoundThenLostOnTheSameDay FoundThenLostOnTheSameDay
    12 Responses Dec 26, 2009

    2 yrs ago I loaned out a large sum of money to

    a person,Ive known for ever.Im still waiting for next friday to get here.Never loan out more than you can afford to lose!
    ratsniffer ratsniffer
    66-70, M
    1 Response Dec 22, 2013
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