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building a better world through virtual reality

When you do good for others, the recipients of your kindness aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits. There are a ton of perks in it for you, too.

This year’s International Day of Happiness falls on March 20. To honor the cheery holiday, we’ve brought you 10 ways helping others can put a smile on your own face. Check them out below, and perhaps you’ll feel inspired to go out and lend a helping hand.

1. Find your passion

Our passion should be the foundation for our giving. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. It’s only natural that we will care about this and not so much about that, and that’s OK. It should not be simply a matter of choosing the right thing, but also a matter of choosing what is right for us. virtual reality will allow many with disabilities to enjoy a non restrictive volunteering with out leaving their homes. are vise versa.

Helping our fellow man has long been seen as an altruistic behavioral model. But it turns out that more selfish motives—pleasing friends, doing what you want—are more successful causes of effective volunteering. Whatever the motive, volunteering improves the health, happiness, and in some cases, the longevity of volunteers. Children who volunteer are more likely to grow up to be adults who volunteer. Even unwilling children who are forced to volunteer fare better than kids who don’t volunteer. And in a virtuous circle, communities with lots of volunteers are more stable and better places to live, which in turn further boosts volunteerism. But how can I get a job if all they want is experience, you ask? That’s where volunteering comes in. If you’re looking for work, volunteering is a good way to gain experience and references for your course of life. Many people work unpaid in order to gain experience in very competitive fields such as television, but some people may not describe them as volunteers. Well then, what exactly is “volunteering”? Many would describe it as any unpaid job, which involves spending time doing something that aims to benefit others. In that case, volunteering at an animal hospital, for instance, would be a great opportunity. We’ve all seen the stories on TV about animals in need. This is where you take charge of your life and contribute a little of your time and energy into helping others. You’re bound to get more out of it than you put in.

1. Find your passion

Our passion should be the foundation for our giving. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. It’s only natural that we will care about this and not so much about that, and that’s OK. It should not be simply a matter of choosing the right thing, but also a matter of choosing what is right for us. virtual reality will allow many with disabilities to enjoy a non restrictive volunteering with out leaving their homes. are vise versa.

2. Give your time

The gift of time is often more valuable to the receiver and more satisfying for the giver than the gift of money. We don’t all have the same amount of money, but we all do have time on our hands, and can give some of this time to help others—whether that means we devote our lifetimes to service, or just give a few hours each day or a few days a year.

3. Give to organizations with transparent aims and results

According to Harvard scientist Michael Norton, “Giving to a cause that specifies what they’re going to do with your money leads to more happiness than giving to an umbrella cause where you’re not so sure where your money is going.”