March 20, 2008

Science, Bible agree: Giving is better

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.

Read more.

1 comment:

Luis Fernandez said...

Very interesting article. I'd be curious to know whether there would be much of a difference in reported happiness amongst those who experience a regular release of endorphins. Would there be a large gap between athletes who give to charity and those who do not? I'd also be interested in how salary and fame would influence this; for instance, looking at the difference in happiness between an arena football player who gives to charity vs. a "famous" NFL player who does not.