A new study involving 788 participants showed that those who donated money were happier than people who kept the money for themselves. Those people who opted for prosocial rather than personal spending were most happy when this decision was made for them.
But those who changed from keeping the money to donating it had the greatest happiness boost.
The debate about how material belongings can get in the way of our happiness dates back hundreds of years:
Today, the question of whether money can bring us happiness remains a subject of intense debate.
Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a few cuddles with your kitten.
Interacting with your pets can release oxytocin in the brain ― you know, the “warm and fuzzy” hormone ― resulting in that joyous feeling.
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