What do you think to be your path to happiness?
There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”
For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.
Why Do We Give?
Whenever we see someone helping others, volunteering or giving money to the poor we usually think the person helps others because they need help. This sounds good, but the other important part of the story is: people help others because this makes them happy!
Psychologists say that helping others is good for one’s well-being, and sometimes they advise people to do voluntarily work as a kind of therapy.