VIDEO: Helping others makes us happier — By Elizabeth Dunn: TED

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

14:29 minutes · Filmed Apr 2019 · Posted Apr 2019 · TED2019

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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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 04/30/2019 at 1:30 pm

    This video presentation is a disturbing revelation of what we humans in modern, affluent societies have become. Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, a research professor in the behavioral sciences, has finally realized – through the scientific process – that we humans have evolved to find joy in giving. Think about that for a moment…

    How could we lose touch with such a basic human trait that fosters community building and ensures its survival?

  • wally n  On 04/30/2019 at 6:22 pm

    You must be a very special person, never a bad word. Old Jewish/German saying..”Show me you passion and I will show you your weakness”
    We were brought up to Help, Give, Accept, Compromise, all the things Globalist use against decent people when they dump the hordes on them.
    Be careful you might be helping a snake.

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