Generosity, expressed both in volunteering and charitable donations, benefits us. But the paradox in life is that regardless of the mental and physical benefits, we’re too often reluctant to give.
Research shows that volunteering results in better friendships, better health and a greater sense of control over chronic health conditions.
Yet, a recent survey pegs 60 percent of the US population as unwilling to be generous with either their money or their time. Sadly, statistics say only 25 percent of Canadians give anything to outside charities; rather, they keep most of their disposable income for themselves.