Giving Leads to Higher Levels of Happiness

Happy people give more, that giving is associated with and causes happiness, and that these relationships may run in a circular fashion, such that happy people give more, then feel happier, then give more, and so on.

“Giving Happiness: Consumers Should Give More Experiences but Choose Material Gifts Instead”, Washington University in St.Louis, JOSEPH K. GOODMANFeeling Good about Giving: The Benefits (and Costs) of Self-Interested Charitable Behavior”, Harvard Business School, Lalin Anik Lara B. Aknin, Michael I. Norton, Elizabeth W. Dunn

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