It’s probably no surprise to you that being kind makes us happy. And as it turns out, the number of random acts of kindness we perform each day, also effects our level of happiness. Please see the full results of a new kindness survey;
Can being kind make you happier? According to New York University professor Dr. Alan Schlechter, who teaches the most popular elective class at NYU called “The Science of Happiness,” there’s a simple daily exercise you can do to make you happier: Do five random, conscious acts of kindness a day. These can be as simple as holding a door open for someone or calling to check in on someone. But it has to be five things. “Five random acts of conscious kindness has an enormous impact on somebody versus doing three random acts of kindness, which might be a little too simple, says Schlechter. “… The five really makes you put your mind to it. Because I would bet many of us do something kind on almost any day. But this is about being consciously aware of it, and by making it five, it does feel like a bit more.” (Business Insider)
So, “may I offer you my last piece of candy from this bag?”, actually makes us feel better than, “heck no, it’s the last piece and it’s MINE!”. Interesting!
Please take out KGNC Instapoll and let us know if you think our society is more kind, less kind, or about the same as 20 years ago. And, thank you! MAY I GET THE DOOR?
How kind are we compared with 20 years ago?