This type of giving doesn’t lead to a warm glow feeling; more likely it will lead to resentment.
Instead we should set aside time, think about our options, and find the best charity for our values. Don’t be guilt-tripped into giving I don’t want to discourage people from giving to good causes just because that doesn’t always cheer us up.
And so we learn early: It is better to give than to receive. Scientific research provides compelling data to support the anecdotal evidence that giving is a powerful pathway to personal growth and lasting happiness.
The venerable aphorism is drummed into our heads from our first slice of a shared birthday cake. Through f MRI technology, we now know that giving activates the same parts of the brain that are stimulated by food and sex.
Experiments show evidence that altruism is hardwired in the brain—and it’s pleasurable.
Helping others may just be the secret to living a life that is not only happier but also healthier, wealthier, more productive, and meaningful.
It is important to be “otherish,” which he defines as being willing to give more than you receive, but still keeping your own interests in sight. Be proactive, not reactive We have all felt the dread that comes from being cajoled into giving, such as when friends ask us to donate to their fundraisers.
In these cases, we are more likely to give to avoid humiliation rather than out of generosity and concern.
We help each other because of the different reasons.
Some people help, because they just cannot not to help the other people if they need help.