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By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

The first time my husband and I lived overseas, we made one crucial mistake: we did not want to ask others for help.

When we were desperate, we would send out an email to a few close friends, like lighting a flare just as our ship was sinking. But we did not ask for any sustained form of support — emotional, spiritual, or otherwise. (more…)

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The Gift Economy

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By Tina Teng-Henson

In late July, I came across a thoughtful op-ed by David Brooks in the New York Times in which he describes “the gift economy.” The gift economy is characterized by interdependence, sympathy, generosity, and gratitude. His conviction is that this nurtures better lives more sweetly enjoyed than the ones you’d otherwise find in the capitalist meritocracies we find ourselves in. (more…)

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