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Observing the psychological aspects of kindness, witnessing a kind act makes one feel a ‘warm glow’ in our hearts, something which researchers call moral elevation.
When people watch other people being generous and kind, it inspires and motivates them to want to do good.
When people observe kindness or generosity, they may be subtly pressured to look good and be more giving themselves. But this is just one of the minor reasons, as many act in an anonymous manner.
Seeing the other person being kind, people get to unconsciously copy their behaviour as the prosocial desire for goodness is rekindled.
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Kindness towards an individual goes a long way.
You can help strangers on the street, help the old lady cross the busy road, or give your seat in the Subway to a needy person.
Kindness towards the environment can be done in simple ways:
Do not gossip or spread slander. Negative information coming from you, no matter how securely or secretly, has a way to ruin your relations and career.
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Through a series of experiments, it was discovered that despite the temptation to be selfish, most people show selflessness.
This is particularly true when subjects were forced to make their decision under time pressure; people are prone to cooperation when they rely more on intuition.
Most of the psychological theories are verbal, but words can be imprecise. If "cooperation is intuitive", it needs to state when. And what does "intuitive" mean?
In order to solve this, computer simulations of society were developed.
Acts of kindness have been proven to make us happier, lower our blood pressure, and promote stronger social connections.
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