Why always being nice WON'T make you happy: Researchers warn it can leave people overburdened - and say simply not getting angry is better
- Being altruistic been linked to higher satisfaction with life and happiness
- There are also positive relationships between altruism and physical health
- But the story doesn't end here, it also appears that it is possible to be 'too nice'
- This is clearest when people become overburdened with caring for others
- This situation can lead to stress, burnout and poor mental health
This suggests that the costs of being nice are ultimately outweighed by its numerous advantages.
The story doesn't end there, however.
It does also appear that it is possible to be 'too nice'.
This is clearest in instances where people become overburdened with the need to care for or provide for others.
This situation can lead to stress, burnout and poor mental health.
It is commonly observed in people who help others for a living, such as healthcare professionals and hospice caregivers, but it can be seen among those who spend a lot of time helping others in their personal lives too.
Striking a balance between helping others and looking after your personal well-being is important, although not always easy.
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