06/01/2012 12:31 pm ET

How Giving Brings You To The Top Of The Pyramid

Type “Why Giving is good for you” into Google and you’ll get a myriad of results, mainly articles and studies outlining everything from how giving makes us happy because it awakens the happiness hormones within us to the fact that it actually makes us live longer! But apart from physiological reasons there seems to be a more fundamental component to giving, one that lifts us from mere survivors to the realization of us as connected and spiritual beings.

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