Random Acts of Living

Friday, March 21, 2008

It is in Giving That You Receive

I usually don't post news articles, but this one I felt was worth noting...

Science, Bible agree: Giving is better
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer
Thu Mar 20, 6:49 PM ET

WASHINGTON - The Bible counsels misers that it's better to give than to receive. Science agrees. People who made gifts to others or to charities reported they were happier than folks who didn't share, according to a report in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

While previous studies have shown that having more money can increase happiness, the researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard University wondered if the way people spent their money made any difference.

Read the whole article Here...


Peter said...

Hi! I love to give where I can and I have to agree with the study that you have mentioned. As it does make me feel happy. A bit selfish I know, but all the same I hope it helps someone in need.

Take Care,

Moonshadow said...

I've heard people say, "I give for the sake of giving." But I don't think the giver gets nothing in return or they wouldn't keep giving. I get immense satisfaction when someone appreciates what I've given them. And it IS selfish.

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