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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier. This is what UZH neuroeconomists found in a recent study. ... Doing something nice for another person gives many people a pleasant feeling that behavioral economists call a warm glow. In collaboration with international researchers, Philippe Tobler and Ernst Fehr from the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich investigated how brain areas communicate to produce this feeling. The results provide insight into the interplay between altruism and happiness.

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That would make tRump the most miserable creature on the planet.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-07-12 10:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have no doubt as to the truth of the premise of this article. The happiest people I know have always been those who share and give to those around them.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-07-12 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That explains why all the "conservatives" obsessing over "their money" being "stolen" by the government to help the "lazy poor" are always such miserable creatures.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-12 01:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

That explains why all the "conservatives" obsessing over "their money" being "stolen" by the government to help the "lazy poor" are always such miserable creatures.

You should try to THINKHARDLY before you SPEAKSOFTLTY with that kind of idiotic broad-brushing.

#4 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-07-12 02:04 PM | Reply

These Randian Rwingers don't recognize the "other" person, which is why generosity isn't in their vocabulary.

www.alternet.org

#4

A lame caricature, not an argument as per usual.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-12 02:13 PM | Reply

You should try to THINKHARDLY before you SPEAKSOFTLTY with that kind of idiotic broad-brushing.

#4 | Posted by cookfish

Hit a little close to home, did I?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-12 03:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#1 | Posted by 726

That is what he exudes when speaking - an angry miserable old fart.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-07-12 04:23 PM | Reply

University of Zurich investigated how brain areas communicate to produce this feeling.

wow, just read the Bible.........says the same thing

and they spent money researching this

#8 | Posted by Maverick at 2017-07-12 08:19 PM | Reply

" just read the Bible.........says the same thing"

Is that before, or after they claim Mahalalel lived 895 years?

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-07-12 08:58 PM | Reply

I have no doubt as to the truth of the premise of this article. The happiest people I know have always been those who share and give to those around them.

I'm just curious how righties constantly crowing about how they give more to charity than lefties squares with them being such miserable ------ all the time.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2017-07-12 09:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

For a moment, these two threads were positioned on the mobile web format adjacent one another:
Generous People Live Happier Lives
Best Tippers: Men, Republicans, Northeasterners

It seemed fitting.

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-07-13 01:21 PM | Reply

"For a moment"

The narrative of modern "conservatism"

#12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-07-13 01:55 PM | Reply

Since so many of the left seem constantly 'spooled up' about one thing or another [natural pessimists], I guess we can extrapolate that leftries are not, as a whole, very generous [with their own monies] ;)

#13 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-07-13 03:10 PM | Reply

The difference between conservatives and progressives is that conservatives view generosity as giving their own money away, whereas progressives consider it generosity to give other people's money away.

#14 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-07-13 05:31 PM | Reply

It's funny when Republicans donate to anti gay religious organizations, then say they're being charitable and generous.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-13 05:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Conservative Randian Objectivists... which is most of them these days, don't recognize the existence of other people as important, so why should they be generous?

Of course, they also don't recognize the existence of their use of things that other people pay for, which is all too convenient a philosophy.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-13 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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