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Do you feel bursts of "seratonin" when you give from your heart?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7793points) September 13th, 2008

sort of like a feeling of “euphoria” or a palpitation of the heart, actually. well, everybody is not so free to give, but those who do, are you feeling me? just generous acts of kindness, an anonymous donation to charity, seeing the reaction of a mother who receives clothing for her children after the house just burned down. have you ever had a physical feeling after giving or sharing? or are you selfish and hold onto your life winnings for yourself?

is generosity dead?

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JackAdams's avatar

I get what is referred to as a warm fuzzy.

charliecompany34's avatar

@jackadams: that’s the ticket!

Indy318's avatar

I have a similar warm/euphoric feeling whevever someone helps me. Whether its clarification on a homework problem that I’m stuck on or helping me complete a difficult chore; afterwards, an elixir seems to flow through my veins (it makes me feel a bit selfish because shouldn’t this feeling be felt by the helper, right?).

wildflower's avatar

I pretty much get that any time I get a “thank you” or other form of appreciation. Whether I’m giving an item, money, help, advice or a shoulder to cry on.
I can’t help but smile when I see a look of relief, happiness or appreciation on someone’s face…

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