As the old adage goes, "It is better to give than to receive."
But is it really?
In theory, evolution should favor those who help themselves. But as it turns out, our brains are hardwired for empathy.
A new video by AsapTHOUGHT takes a scientific look at the matter. The answer may not be what you expected.
Turns out, studies have found that the reward center in our brain is activated far more by buying things for others than for ourselves. This causes our overall mood to elevate, which actually makes us to want to do more good things.
That, and seeing other people in danger triggers a "mirror" response in our brains, which is the root of empathy!
Check out the full explanation below.
[All images via: AsapTHOUGHT]