Would You Want To Know Your Anonymous Benefactor

July 15th, 2014 by

There was a nice story published today about a person who needed money for an expensive medical procedure and first tried to raise the fund through crowdfunding on a site called http://www.youcaring.com. In a surprising twist, it was mentioned in this article at http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/donors-128000-gift-offers-new-hope-to-kanata-woman-with-fatal-disorder that an anonymous benefactor had read her story and decided to give her an envelope that contained a bank draft for $128,000.

As evident, the person did not want to be identified in anyway. This got me thinking, if an anonymous benefactor came into your life to rescue you financially would you actually work in trying to identify them? I was thinking about this and while it’s one of those curiosity things that drive you crazy if you don’t know, I think in the end it’s better that you don’t. By not knowing I think it makes you more generous and appreciative of life.

Odds are you are probably more likely to help others as well. They say money doesn’t bring happiness to people, but if used in these ways whenever possible it sure creates a lot of joy.


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