Because doing something for someone else without expecting anything in return is the best way to put our brain in the finest possible state.And I liked this clarifier from this one:
It’s funny how science now ‘gives us permission’ to practice common decency.
To discover a molecule that correlates with compassionate behaviour doesn’t mean that being compassionate is not a moral stance. We’re not slaves to the chemicals in our brains, we are the chemicals in our brains and we do plenty of things to raise or lower their levels at will.I find this School of Life so curious. On their facebook page at the moment they are running a "month of reaching out", which sounds eerily like a Christian mission (only without the most important element, that being the gospel).