Could Kindness be the actual “Magic Pill” that everyone seems to be looking for? You might be surprised at that the research is telling us!
First things first, did you know that Kindness is teachable. According to Dr. Ritchie Davidson, from the University of Wisconsin, “It’s kind of like weight training, we found that people can actually build up their compassion ‘muscle’ and respond to others’ suffering with care and a desire to help.” Kindness is also said to be contagious, according to the research.
The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnesses the ‘act,’ improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means that one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people!
- The Love Hormone
- Blood Pressure
So, Science and just being a decent human being can do all of this for me…count me in! The research is telling us guys…we just need to follow through with sharing a little bit of kindness. I am not a doctor, but I can assure you (as a 40 yr. old male) that I could use a little more of the love hormone, more energy, more happiness, a longer lifespan, more pleasure, and more of the feel-good chemical of serotonin.
Here’s the reality. Plain and Simple. If the research tells us that here are all the things that increases and decreases from ‘Kindness,’ Why not try to be more kind? It seems like a trend, In the United States of America, that everyone suffers from some sort of stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure issues. According to some recent research, (at several notable colleges/universities) kindness can decrease all of these. The major up-side to this though, is the fact that there would be ‘No Magic Pill’ or ‘Medication’ to be taken here. Hmmmm…last time I checked…being kind to others comes at a very low cost…FREE!