Lesson 8 - Doing Well by Doing Good
In the process of volunteering and helping someone else, people discover a part of themselves that perhaps they never fully appreciated before. Consequently, they feel a deeper sense of self worth. This increased self esteem is an excellent buffer against stress and negativity. It can also be self-perpetuating in what is described as the "cycle of caring." Knowing you have made a difference in the lives of others through "doing good" can make you feel good. And feeling good can also increase your likelihood of doing well.