The only good thing about having to visit a doctor’s office is the strong possibility of picking up a magazine to read that you don’t subscribe to or seldom have chance to read.
I came across an old Reader’s Digest magazine on one of these visits.
Inside I read an interesting article written by Lisa Bendall all about “The Science of Being Nice”.
The article looks at the benefits of “doing good” for other people. It’s taken from a social scientist perspective and the innate sense of altruism or self-interest.
Is there any real benefit to being nice? I’ll examine this from some of the scientific findings available. (more…)