Monday, 31 December 2007

Changing the World through Giving


"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give". Winston Churchill.

In December 26th's article on Positive Psychology News Daily, it was appropriate to take a look at the positive psychology research behind giving, and the related subjects of altruism, kindness and empathy.


If you're in Secondary/High School teaching, please do take a look at G-Nation, which works with young people aged 11-16 in the UK to show them how they can change the world by giving. And there's research which shows that acts of kindness can boost your well-being too. A no-brainer, as my old boss would say!



Image credit: Special/Krystle Fleming

2 comments:

laura said...

We run the G-nation challenge with our students and they love it! I'm a citizenship teacher and a big part of our curriculum is projects which involve the students volunteering, re-building something or running a charities activity. It's the best part of the job!

Bridget said...

Hi Laura
Thanks for your comments. I'd be v interested to hear more about what you are doing with G-nation at school. Please do contact me with your email address when you have a few minutes to spare. Here's mine:

Bridget@10consulting.co.uk