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An experiment with students in Vancouver has shown that after four weeks performing acts of kindness, kids felt happier and their well-being and their peer acceptance were increased. Benefits of acting with kindness are not influence only the giver and the recipient, as we would expect, but also all who witness the altruistic act. They may all experience feelings of fulfilment, serenity and inner peace.
Charity, empathy, kindness, compassion, different words of the same act seems to work with the same rules. They work as multipliers of our mind’s and life’s positive state.
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
Layous Kristin, Nelson S. Katherine, Oberle Eva, Schonert-Reichl A. Kimberly, Lyubomirsky Sonja, Kindness Counts: Prompting Prosocial Behavior in Preadolescents Boosts Peer Acceptance and Well-Being, www.plosone.org, 26-12-2013.
Almost any types of acts of kindness boost happiness, Happiness Interview: Sonja Lyubomirsky, www.psychologytoday.com, 18-1-2013.
Taylor Steve Ph.D., Elation: The Amazing Effect of Witnessing Acts of Kindness, www.psychologytoday.com, 15-11-2013.