There is no completely selfless good deed that we as human beings can accomplish. The truth is, even the most random acts of kindness will brighten up your day and somebody else’s day at the same time. Those good vibes can also be used as a powerful tool for pulling people out of depression and even addictions. It’s all about brain chemistry, and that’s what makes it so fascinating.
There’s evidence that selflessness (or altruism) is genetically predisposed. The human COMT gene has two variations. (let’s call them A and B for simplicity) People with variation A are more likely to show selfless behaviors as compared to people with a B variation. This is related to complex science of dopamine processing, as well as its interaction with other chemicals.
Simply speaking, some people are more compassionate, cooperative, and selfless because they are wired for it. This, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t nurture these qualities in a person who doesn’t have a specific gene variation. Science and data aside, go and do something good just because it feels good!
All of us are here with one and only purpose – to experience joy through chosen experiences and to help as many people cross over to the bright side as possible. Stay happy, do random acts of kindness consistently. Find joy in the simple, and often beautiful, things around. Are you ready to find your joy and align your life with your purpose? Sign up for my FREE 15-minute coaching session to get started deanstorercoaching.youcanbook.me
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