Generosity The Secret Of Happiness Reveals A Scientific Study

PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

Generosity "The quality of being kind and generous"

Generosity to people, makes them happier and is enough to generate changes in our brains, reveals a recent study by researchers at the University of Zurich, who found how different areas of the brain communicated to generate this feeling.

Generosity is a quality like patience and honesty that closely resembles disinterest. Providing kindness, food, money, help, time or support to people in need, or placing the need of others in their own interest, are signs of generosity. But generosity, not only consists in giving things or money, there are also signs of spiritual generosity.

The warm glow is the phrase that economists use to signal the outcome of behavior that does something nice or generous to other people. Researchers in Zurich found that people who show genuine concern or interest in the well-being of their peers and not only focus on their own well-being, are happier and that happiness radiates to their relatives.

The most relevant thing is that according to the study, generosity, made people happier but above all, this generosity caused changes in the brains of people who are generous.

Dr. Philippe Tobler of Zurich University, a member of the team of researchers who conducted the study, said that it is not necessary to "become a martyr sacrificed to be happy," it was only necessary to be a little more generous.

The study was carried out with a group of volunteers divided into a work group and control group. The working group was verbally committed to being more generous from that point on.

At the conclusion of the study, the work group that was actually more generous stated that they were more happy about the control group than did their behavior.

Generosity some QUOTES 

"We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers." —Seneca

From the heart, it has come, to the heart, it shall go.” —Beethoven’s inscription on his Mass

"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving." —Albert Einstein

“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share”. Suze Orman

Don't be impressed by money, followers, degrees, and titles. Be impressed by kindness, integrity, humility, and generosity.

“Among the rich, you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.” 

― G.K. Chesterton

 “A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his son. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The same fight is going on inside you."

The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?" 
The old man replied simply, "The one you feed.”
— Wendy Mass

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NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health, author of an effective treatment to lose weight naturally. Learn MORE at


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