Why Giving to Others Can Create a ‘Helper’s High’? (The Doctors)
- Helper’s Highとは誰が呼ぶフレーズですか？
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You touch on〔話題などに〕軽く触れる giving and you know,
there’s physiological reasons 生理学的理由 why we feel so good.
It’s a real shot in the arm.〈話〉［元気を与える］もの［こと］
After giving ….physiologically, we’re triggering a release of endorphins in the body,
stimulates the brain, dopamine centers, psychologists call it a helper’s high.
And I think all of us who…. we all help from time to time
that when you do that, you really do feel good.
Yeah, helper’s high is a great phrase and I absolutely believe it’s a physical thing
and even at the end of “Stranger in the Lifeboat” to show the full circle
from “Tuesdays With Morrie” to the most recent book,
one of the passengers asks this God character towards the end,
“well, what am I supposed to do ” with all this …that you’ve given me here “and in this lifeboat?”
And the answer is
go out and find somebody else who’s in despair and help them.
And that I have found
whenever you feel down, whenever you’re feeling blue,
there was always somebody who has something worse than you
and if you can just find them in your local community,
you don’t have to go all the way to Haiti and just do something for them.
You find it not only do they feel better, but suddenly the bad that you felt about
…whatever your problem was ………is mitigated, 緩和される
it’s not as bad as it used to.それまでよりは、それほど悪くはない
Well, exactly, that you reach out and help somebody really in need,
your problems are going to look about this big when you compare,
I want to ask you Mitch,
did the kids that…. your orphanage in Haiti,
did they help you in any shape or form 何らかの形で writing 書く上で your new book?
No, it’s funny you asked that,
I wrote a lot of “The Stranger in the Lifeboat” in Haiti
and of course you have a computer in Haiti
‘cause we don’t really, we don’t have internet.
We don’t have computers, we didn’t have television,
so I take out 取り出す my little computer and of course the kids startgathering around 集まる
and there’s a lot of them and I’m trying to write
and they’re saying, “what are you writing Mr. Mitch?”
Well, I’m writing a book. “What is the name of the book Mr. Mitch?”
Well it’s called “The Stranger in the Lifeboat.”
Who is the stranger in the lifeboat, Mr. Mitch?
I said, I’ll tell you what, あのね。◆話を聞いてほしいとき、提案するとき、 “why don’t you guys just read it?”
And I printed it out and I gave it to the kids who were 10 and older
because our kids are wonderful readers, they love books
and you know, they read it and they gave me some pretty good 〈話〉〔品質・能力などの点で〕かなり良い ideas, they edited it.
They gave me some reviews and they made it better.
And you know, just being around children who have such (形) faith,
despite the fact that they have so (副) little,
I mean, they’re all ….their possessions can fit in a 12 inch by 12 inch cubby.〔小さな〕整理棚
And yet every night they sing devotions of praise 神を讃える祈り
and thank you to God, thank you for letting us live,
that you can’t help but ～せざるを得ない be inspired and write better
when you’re in an environment like that and I think that might be
why “The Stranger in the Lifeboat” is kind of so hopeful
because I was surrounded by little junior critics, 批評家
literally 文字通り critics who have such hope.
So yeah, they had a big part in the ultimate production of that book.
As always Mitch, thank you so much for sharing your insight.
Congratulations on the new book, it sounds like, well, it already is a hit.
It sounds like it’s going to continue to be on that bestseller list.
So don’t forget to catch Mitch’s podcast, Tuesday People,
you can find it anywhere you listen to podcasts.