The paper, by Lalin Anik, Lara B. Aknin, Michael I. Norton, and Elizabeth W. Dunn, shows us how:
- Happy people give more.
- Giving is "inherently rewarding."
- "...students who engaged in random acts of kindness were significantly happier than controls."
- "...spending money on others leads to higher happiness than spending money on oneself."
- "...prosocial spending and happiness fuel each other in a circular fashion," meaning, helping others makes you happier, and when you're happier, you're more likely to help others.