CharlieOur brains are one of the most fascinating organs in the human body. There is an endless amount of information we could discuss concerning the brain. I would like to touch on something that benefits us in a very simple way. The ability to discern the difference between what is real and what is not.

Have you ever watched a video, when an object flies at you on the screen? What happens? Your brain tells your body to duck or move so it doesn't hit you. How about watching a video of someone tower or mountain climbing? Your legs get rubbery, your stomach feels ill. It's as though you are the one climbing. That's because your brain doesn't know the difference.

This is where the double blessing comes in. The way our brain functions, when you do an act of kindness our brain thinks the kindness was done to us. You get a blast of dopamine for doing a nice thing for someone, and you get another blast of dopamine for not knowing the difference. It's a win-win. That is what the saying means by, "it's better to give than receive". The giver is the one that benefits the most. Our brain is wonderful in this respect.