It’s a basic rule of economics that money is less valuable to you the more you have of it.
It’s the end of the year and it’s the season of giving.
It’s a fact that giving is the most selfish thing you can do.
Hence the amazing benefits you can derive from giving it away properly.
Always be giving – not only at the end of the year.
And don’t keep score.
My grandmother always kept track. “Twenty years ago he didn’t go to my grandson’s birthday party so we shouldn’t go to his cousin’s wedding.”
Once you keep score, you lose.
Life is long. Life is hard.
If you keep score, it’s another weight on you. Just give when you can. Else the score will go against you anyway.
Money is not good or bad per se, but money is certainly a positive force when we donate it to worthy causes. What are the best worthy causes? Check out the key messages of the book “Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference” to find the answer.
Donating some of your money is a classic win/win situation. We achieve something worthwhile in the world but we also feel warm and fuzzy about ourselves.
So, when given the chance, opt to be a giver. We don’t always get chances and often it is too late to practice this muscle. But we can always create chances at sheer will.
Striving for happiness lately?
Then it is essential to cultivate altruism. Being altruistic not only helps us to benefit others, but it is also the most satisfying way to live.
And in case you are very satisfied with your present life (congratulations!) would you mind at all to appear a bit more attractive to the opposite sex?
Over to you now.
After all, we often know what to do but we don’t do what we know.
Modern neurobiology research suggests that altruistic and less egotistical behavior pays off for everyone. The more strongly people believe that other people also act altruistically, the more likely they are to act that way themselves. Altruism simply makes us happier! – Dalai Lama