給予，是一種幸福 The Emotional Benefits of Prosocial Spending SEP.20,2021/Sean Gale
For it is in giving that we receive. – Francis of Assisi 「我們因為給予而獲得。」─ 亞西西的方濟各 確實，買點好東西給自己可以使我們感覺良好。然而最近的研究表明，「親社會支出」─ 把錢花在別人身上 ─ 可以帶來更大的快樂和幸福感。 Indeed, treating ourselves to something nice can make us feel good. However, recent research has shown that prosocial spending—spending money on others—can lead to an even greater sense of happiness and well-being.
新冠肺炎疫情期間，許多民眾受與日俱增的焦慮和對未來的恐慌所苦。受困於家中，許多人於是開始尋找打發時間的正面方式。對一些人而言，冥想是安寧心神及克服焦慮的絕佳法門。 During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have dealt with increased anxiety and concern about the future. Being stuck at home, many people have searched for ways to pass the time in a positive way. For some, meditation has been an excellent way to calm the mind and reduce anxiety.