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.
Help and live longer There were some researches in different countries in 2013 and the scientist found out, that the help can increase our life. But it does not matter how much time you spend while helping other people.
You can do it 2 hours or 125- but you will get the positive result.
Lower blood pressure The researches showed, that people at the age 50 , which helped other people only 4 hours a week had up to 40% lower risk to get problems with the blood pressure.
Also, scientists say, that the positive effect can be connected with the stress decrease.
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.
If we gave only to get something back each time we gave, what a dreadful, opportunistic world this would be!
Yet if we are feeling guilt-tripped into giving, chances are we will not be very committed over time to the cause. When we do, then the more we give, the more we stand to gain purpose, meaning and happiness—all of the things that we look for in life but are so hard to find.