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If Giving Makes People Happy, Authors Ask, Why Not Give More?
For most of his life, Christian Smith didn’t donate much to charity. The sociologist at the University of Notre Dame knew he had the means to give and knew that he should.
But there was a psychological hurdle standing in his way, what Mr. Smith calls a "comfortable guilt."
About a decade ago he changed his giving habits, with a goal of donating 10 percent or more of his income to charity. He soon noticed a corresponding change in his disposition.
"Once you conquer the no-I’ll-keep-it-to-myself gremlin, it’s really great," Mr. Smith says. "You come across a need and say, I’d like to help with that. It’s a great feeling."