Making others happy usually gives you more joy than making yourself happy. Ironically, it makes you happy to make others happy. Do good – and enjoy the feeling of having done something good. Seeing another person smile makes us smile. Humans work through mirror neurons. When someone laughs, we also laugh unconsciously. When someone cries, we unconsciously feel the sadness. When we see someone hurt, we feel the pain. When someone bites into a lemon, the feeling of acidity flows through us to the core. As a result, we also feel happy when we see someone else happy. For example, today I threw money into a mug for a needy person and spoke to him briefly. He was so happy that I paid attention to him and gave him some money that I was happy for a few hours myself. I know from Jorma that he often donates dog food to the shelter. The feeling of doing something like that is terrific. And I have now decided to do more for others.
Even small things help
You don’t always have to donate a lot of money to make things happen. Sometimes small bets are enough to make a difference. Whether it’s walking in the shelter with dogs, helping out for the blackboard or just visiting his parents who are delighted about it (some show it more, others less) – you make people happy and this joy is transferred to you again.
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