Please, make me be selfish

CNN:

People are inherently selfish. Research shows we’re happier and our lives improve when we focus on ourselves.

Makes sense, right?

So why does research also show that we often put others first and fail to choose what will make us happy?

The problem comes, researcher Jonathan Berman says, when we have to decide between spending the $20 we found on the ground on new shoes and donating it to charity.

If you’re walking by a shopping center when you pick up the money, you’re more likely to freely spend it on yourself. But if you’re walking by a homeless shelter, “suddenly spending $20 on yourself feels so different,” Berman says.

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