Happiness Hack #21 – Give Money

Giving Makes You Happier than Keeping

Research has shown that giving money to a charity or to help someone else made people happier, and that happier people gave more money to help others, suggesting there is a virtuous circle of giving and becoming happier, which leads to more giving. The research included giving people $5 or $20 and then assigning them a task of giving it away or spending it on themselves. Those people who gave the money to someone else were happier than were the people who spent it on themselves.

Look for opportunities to give and you will be happier.

 

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

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