• Mark Topley

The science of generosity

Monday morning school run. Chaos, frustrated drivers , squealing tires, angry horns.

I’ve started giving people the thumbs up rather than a very British hand raise on mornings like this. It feels great - you should try it.

Rather than fluffy pseudo psychology, it’s rooted in hard science.

It’s why the work I do as a CSR coach works.

When you do something good for someone else, no matter how small, you get a shot of the feel good hormone dopamine. It feels really good, and the positive effects can last hours. The funny thing is, just witnessing someone else doing something generous also releases it.

To brighten your Monday morning, try a thumbs up.

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