Why Generosity is Good for You

A 2003 research study at the University of Michigan shows that the positive effects of practicing generosity include improving one’s mental and physical health and longevity. This means being generous can fit in with exercising regularly and keeping a healthy diet as something that can prolong a person’s lifespan. Another study from the same university that tracked 2700 people over a ten-year period showed that people who regularly performed volunteer work had death rates 2.5 times lower than those who didn’t. Being generous is also a confidence builder and a repellant of self-hatred as it allows the generous person to distract themselves from their critical inner voice while also providing an argument against it.


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