STUDIES ON KINDNESS SHOW WHAT WE KNOW AND THE QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED

Kindness seems like such an absurd concept to study. It just happens spontaneously, right?

Research is discovering the patterns that affect whether an individual is likely to make an act of kindness and how it makes them feel. Scientists are finding that being kind can improve one’s metal wellbeing.

Future studies could determine the different ways we experience and show kindness as well as what situations encourage us to be kind, and in what environment we would be less likely to pay it forward.

Would a discovery about something we all have personally experienced, like kindness, change your perception of it?

This spread includes excerpts from an article by the BBC. To read the full text please visit: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210921-what-we-do-and-dont-know-about-kindness.