Good deeds are contagious

Good deeds are contagious

If you share your money, you have less. If you share your enthusiasm or love, it will only grow.

Your brain has both positive and negative feedback loops that are connected to different kinds of experiences. Pro-social behavior is one of the things that make us feel happy. These actions are also enjoyed by those around us, and function as a social mirror that can help others behave more social too.

Being pro-social will create an environment that is more pleasant to all.

 

Some good deeds that trigger positive loops:

  • Helping someone gives both you and the other(s) a great feeling.
  • Being honest and being treated honestly, gives us a feeling of respect and trust.
  • Giving someone trust will give him the desire to proof you right. He will be more trustworthy.
  • The warm glow of giving can already be found in toddlers.

Don’t forget (as I sometimes do) to also ask others for help, because this feeling of helping and being helped is mutually beneficial!

 

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judithmartens

judithmartens

Innovation and Research Officer at Sugar Habits
Judith studied behavioral change (applied social psychology) and is currently finishing her masters in philosophy with special attention for philosophy of action and intentionality. She works for SugarHabits a social media platform that helps people unlock more of their potential through learning new habits.
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