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We are hard-wired to be kind. In the late ’70s, a group of psychologists coined the term “helpers’ high” after a study found that volunteers and charity workers reported improved personal growth and wellbeing. When a person performs an act of kindness they feel good on a chemical level: the brain produces dopamine, associated with positive thinking. Natural versions of morphine exist inside our brains and these endorphins release when we see the bright impact of our thoughtful acts. In this first issues of Papers, we look at how everyone benefits when you’re kind.
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