Kindness Research & Info
More research and case studies about the impact of kindness and compassion.
Facts on Random Acts of Kindness
- Giving not only makes you feel good, it also makes you stronger.
- We feel happier when we perform acts of kindness.
- People who are kind and compassionate are usually the most successful.
- We increase [children’s] feelings of happiness and well-being, reduce bullying, and improve their friendships by teaching them to be givers of kindness.
- Random acts of kindness don’t just benefit the ones you gift, but also help your own mental health.
- When you are grateful and practicing random acts of kindness… the result is inner calm, clarity of thinking and a heart full of love.
- Physiological benefits [of kindness] include:
- [Strengthened] immune system
- Improved Cognitive Performance
- Increase in Energy
- Lower Heart Rate
- Balanced cortisol levels which result in less internal stress
- More likely to live a longer and more satisfied life
- Laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones; lower blood pressure; diminished pain.
- When people benefit from kindness they “pay it forward” by helping others who were not originally involved, and this creates a cascade of cooperation that influences dozens more in a social network.
- The flow of good and desirable properties like ideas, love and kindness is required for human social networks to endure, and, in turn, networks [like The Honey Foundation!] are required for such properties to spread.
- Helping a neighbor, volunteering, or donating goods and services results in a ‘helper’s high,’ and you get more health benefits than you would from exercise or quitting smoking.
- Those who spend money on others report much greater happiness than those who spend it on themselves.
- The most powerful way to increase your short-term feelings of happiness is to perform random acts of kindness to others.
- Five [random acts of kindness] in a week will increase your happiness for up to three months.
- ‘Passing it forward’ is not just good for another, but in the long run benefits everyone around you.