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Man as giver

U.S. entrepreneur Chuck Feeney, 86, has spent the last several decades giving away billions of dollars. He has done this while doing his best to keep it a secret. In late 2016 he gave away his last seven million. He and wife Helga now live in a rented apartment.

Secret

A man should keep ten percent to himself—not for himself, to himself. The portion he keeps to himself is his charitable and philanthropic activity. This should not be disclosed. Benevolence without secrecy is self-promotion. Do not let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.

Secret and sacred are intimates. Some men seem instinctively to know that secrecy is a virtue. George Michael knew it.