544: Give Until it Feels Good, Which Scientists Say is Immediately

Giving is not a new topic to ZEN commuter, not by a long shot.  How I am tackling it today though is.  In the past I have talked about how it makes you feel good, has you living longer, etc.  And these things are all absolutely true.  But why does it make you feel good?  Today I present a great article by the Wall Street Journal that gets to heart of giving from a biological stance.

It talks about a variety of studies that contradict what many people used to think, that giving goes against our nature.  Many of the scientists offer a variety of studies that tell most emphatically that the brain thrives on donating.

There are thousands of beverages to choose from when you are thirsty, even when you aren't.  Which is probably why so many people are dehydrated.  There are thousands of options but none of them are a necessity.  That's right, without water you would die.  So why do so many people opt for a diet coke or beer instead of water?

They clearly don't have any idea that it can cure a headache, release toxins from your system or help you lose weight.

There is so much to know, and I will talk about it in this episode.

In this Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Three theories of the selfishness of man
  • How your brain activates when it gives
  • Why the brain sees giving a survival instinct

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