Do it for the Dopamine

If you want a hit, helping others is way better than shopping.

I love to help people. I just find that I feel better when I do that. It doesn’t really matter what circumstances I’m in. I always come out feeling better when I help other people.

I don’t believe in pure altruism. I know that altruism exists in many forms, but there is always a return on the investment. In some cases, that return is immediate gratification. In other cases, it’s genetics. The DNA in our bodies commands us to do the things we need to do to reproduce. That DNA has a billion years of…