Why Give?

Why Give?

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

This basic principle is one that I constantly remind myself to follow. But how does it relate to giving?

You may have worked hard your whole life to be where you are, but life can always throw you a curve ball and, unfortunately, things can sometimes change for the worse. Many times we have no control over when that happens and what impact it has on our lives. We may end up in a position we’ve never been in before – a position of needing support.

While I certainly hope no one is ever faced with anything like that, the fact of the matter is that some of us will undoubtedly deal with this challenge. And in those cases, I like to believe that people will be there to provide support – not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but because not everyone is as fortunate as they are. And in times of need, that’s the support they would hope to receive from others.

Whether you’re giving your time, talent or treasure, consider the Golden Rule and how you hope others would do unto you in a time of need.


David Yonce is a Senior Analyst in Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at The Laclede Group. Prior to joining The Laclede Group, David worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev and Edward Jones. It was at Edward Jones where he first got involved with GenNext by simply attending various events that the Edward Jones Corporate Chapter hosted. He’s extremely excited to serve on the steering committee and looking forward to expanding the footprint that GenNext leaves in the community.

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