Happier by Making Others Happy?
Can You Become Happier by Making Others Happy?
When I started earning more money in my previous job, I loved spending it on my sisters, my brother in law, my mom and pets.
Each time I provided them with something unexpected or luxurious, I felt a deep satisfaction on my end.
At the time, it was really confusing to younger Bernadette as to why I felt that - I actually felt happier buying things for them than I did for me!
Have you seen Friends? There was an episode where Phoebe was trying to do an act of kindness without getting anything in return.
And by anything, I mean without feeling good afterward – something that, by the end of the episode, even Phoebe realized it’s impossible to do!