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Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn

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Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact — and boost our own happiness along the way — if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.

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21 Comments on Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn

  1. Outstanding

  2. Rachel the booke // 20th May 2019 at 6:25 pm // Reply

    Adults need just as much help and guidance as children do.

  3. Life Progress - Health, Wealth, & Happiness Channel // 20th May 2019 at 6:25 pm // Reply

    *_We feel so good when we give because we get what researchers call a “helpers high”_*

  4. Boston Management Consulting International FZ-LLC - Training Institute // 20th May 2019 at 6:28 pm // Reply

    Helping others makes us happy because we are doing something while feeling positive. So, the outcome is that we feel even more positive afterwards knowing that we made a difference to someone else.

  5. Mindprovement // 20th May 2019 at 6:28 pm // Reply

    *The more valuable someone becomes to their fellow human beings, the more closer that person is to self realization!*

  6. pianosenzanima // 20th May 2019 at 6:45 pm // Reply

    This is what Jesus teach 2000 years ago.

    It is better to give than to receive.

  7. O'SSÉIN - Master Your Mind With Me // 20th May 2019 at 7:12 pm // Reply

    *Virtue and empathy is the only way to salvation, alleviating pain and experiencing life to the fullest.*
    Helping other, the universal consciousness becomes more expanded, creating a positive chain.

  8. In other news ” Water is wet ” .

  9. Donald Esposito // 20th May 2019 at 7:19 pm // Reply

    It doesn’t have to be money, nor should giving be perpetuated towards organizations rather than individuals.

  10. Be not the slave of your moods, but their master. But if you are so angry, so depressed and so sore that your spirit cannot find deliverance and peace even in prayer, then quickly go and give some pleasure to someone lowly or sorrowful, or to a guilty or innocent sufferer! Sacrifice yourself, your talent, your time, your rest to another, to one who has to bear a heavier load than you — and your unhappy mood will dissolve into a blessed, contented submission to God.

  11. Murtaza Mukhtar // 20th May 2019 at 7:40 pm // Reply

    Still GOOD and GOD’s people exist in this world. ❤

  12. feel the same way about 4ocean, they make a bracelet out of the recycled glass they pull from the ocean, showing on their website how they make them, and the purchase of one gives them the funds to pull a pound of trash, as well as selling kits to clean up the waterways where you live with the same promise.

  13. Tofu Republic // 20th May 2019 at 7:50 pm // Reply

    Giving is the best comunication….

  14. I try to keep some buy one get one free coupons for fast food restaurants. So if I happen the order something to eat myself I will definitely get a free meal and give it to the first person I see that is panhandling.

  15. Victor Rosas // 20th May 2019 at 9:32 pm // Reply

    Personality is a big key also

  16. Khalid Safir // 20th May 2019 at 10:26 pm // Reply

    Just watching the talk I felt this sense of deep happiness… beautiful, thank you.

  17. Probably the best ted video I’d ever seen 😀

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