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People do good deeds for many reasons, but sometimes good deeds have bad consequences. Correcting a colleague's mistake could breed resentment. Opening one's home to a friend can damage that friendship. Trying to bring a spouse closer might push her further away. That's why there's an old expression about helping people - No good deed goes unpunished.

Mary Alice

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Good deeds aren't always done for the purest of reasons. We may be trying to impress. We may be acting out of guilt. We may be expecting something in return, but occasionally a good deed comes straight from the heart.

Mary Alice

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