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Generosity

Research in neuroscience has offered evidence that generosity, helping and being kind to others, is intrinsically rewarding. According to a study overseen by Harvard University, those who donated time or money were 42% more likely to be happy when compared to those who didn’t give anything. Psychologists have identified this kindness-to-happiness-buzz as a “helper’s high.” The feeling after expressing kindness toward someone produces a rush of endorphins, similar to, but not dangerous like a drug high. As a result of this “warm glow,” happiness and cheerfulness are increased in those who participate in acts of kindness. Being kind creates a cycle that promotes widespread happiness and altruism.

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Practice Generosity

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Random Acts of Kindness

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Explore Generosity with Music

Research from the Greater Good Science Center suggests the emotional resonance, lyrical content, and synchronization of music has power to increase Generosity. So crank up the happy tunes with our Spotify playlist and get in the mood for Gratitude!

See the Impact of Generosity

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