Scientists have found a link between the level of oxytocin and generosity in old age.
The subjects were offered to donate part of the money to a charity organisation to combat childhood cancer, as well as asked about their emotional state. Older people were allocated more oxytocin than young people. They reported more satisfaction with life and were more inclined to help others. The study does not show a direct link between the level of neurotransmitter and generosity. Oxytocin also plays a bidirectional role in the loop of positive feedback between empathetic behaviour and an increased sense of satisfaction with life. Good help makes us feel better, causing the release of oxytocin, which enhances empathy. The results come with the views of many religions and philosophies, which claim that our life becomes better to others are better when we also helped