December 13, 2019
The Science of Kindness

The Science of Kindness

Sometimes it’s easy to feel like the
world’s getting harder, but if we look closer: on the news, on the web,
on the street, we’re anything but unkind. Every day we hear new stories of people
trying to make the world a better place. And together we can make the world a
little bit kinder for all of us. It all starts with just one person: you.
The thing about kindness is that it’s just about the only thing in the world that
doubles when you share it. And it’s a fact backed by science. Studies have shown
that if you perform just one random act of kindness a day they’ll not only
reduce your stress, anxiety, and depression, but your body is flooded with
the same hormones that make you and the person you’ve helped calmer,
healthier, and happier. Serotonin which heals your wounds, helps
you relax and makes you feel good. Endorphins which reduce pain and
Oxytocin which reduces blood pressure and makes you feel more loving, and loved.
You’ll both be more energized, feel less aches and pains, more confident
and could even live longer. And if other people see you helping someone else, they’ll be filled with those same feel-good hormones, meaning they’re significantly
more likely to pay it forward. Like taking that extra moment to hold the
elevator for someone. Spotting a coffee for a stranger who’s just
a few cents short. Giving your neighbor a hand with their
groceries. Even just smiling and meaning it. It doesn’t take much but it can make
a huge difference for everyone. Those people you’ve helped will help other
people and those other people will help even more people. And those random acts
of kindness can start a chain reaction that can spread across an entire
community, city, a country! And with enough of us, the
world! Now isn’t that the world we all want? And it all starts with one.

33 thoughts on “The Science of Kindness

  1. Hello=) Thank you for wonderful video! Wanna show it at school where I work=)) Btw, I have russian subtitles for this video and wanna give it to you!

  2. this video is more depressing than trump becoming president i have wasted 2 minutes and 15 second of my life. You have now made me think of the end, goodbye all 🙁

  3. Thank you for your kindness guys this is going to help me inspire thousands of children that i will be speaking with every year from next year. John Magee

  4. This is a great video. Too bad your account settings don't let people know it's a video when you share it on social platforms but a static image that won't entice anyone to click on it. 🙁

  5. The future belongs to lovers. 🌺🌼🌸 “Look not upon the creatures of God except with the eye of kindliness and of mercy.” 🌷🌹💐 – Baha’i Faith

  6. This is awesome! Another great example of just how much each of us matters. Kindness starts with each of us and then creates a ripple effect benefitting person after person after person. Awesome!

  7. There parts of the world where acting with kindness to others is used as an effective treatment for depression. Rather than medication; being kind to people lifts people out of depression as it shifts their focus from themselves to others

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