And that’s a good thing because the more you give, the more dopamine gets released into your system. Dopamine is the chemical your body releases that makes you feel good and rewarded.
According to researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “donating subjects displayed a marked increase in reward activation compared to the good feelings associated with receiving cash.”
Plus, the more personal the charity is to you, the greater amount of dopamine that gets released- meaning… more good feelings!
This is why text donations are skyrocketing. New technologies help us spread the word and donate faster. We want immediate satisfaction. Immediate rewards. So nowadays we can give faster and easier than ever more. And a special bonus is… the “drugs” are free.
How do you feel when you give?