Found this by chance – do you like it as much as I do?
Disclaimer: I don’t pretend to be a scientist or to have presented a balanced scientific argument. Feel free to do your own research. But I do find this fascinating!
Could Kindness be good for you?
Neuroscientists think so.
It certainly is an interesting theory.
Hormones which cause happiness such as Serotonin and Oxytocin may actually be released when we do things for others.
Apparently it all comes down to 5 neurotransmitters: Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Cortisol.
Self-Centred : Endorphins and Dopamine don’t need another person’s help to get them.
You have heard of Endorphins. They are designed to disguise physical pain when we exercise, or even laugh. They make us feel great when the body undergoes exertion. They help us to endure. The reason why it hurts when we laugh too long is that our endorphins have run out!
Next is Dopamine. Dopamine helps us get things…
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