Happiness in ‘Giving Theory of Economics’ – Giftivism
Whenever we perform an act of charity or give something to someone out of compassion, we feel a sense of superiority; that we are in some way above them, better than them or more powerful than them. But when we ‘gift’ someone something, then we do not feel that we are a ‘giver’; but act out of a sense of love and affection.
Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the bill, after you have had a hearty meal, is Rs. 0.00. What would be your reaction to this kind of an experience?
You will probably think what kind of topsy-turvy reasoning is this! How is this possible? And that too in today’s selfish world! Impossible! But, yes, this is happening and that too in a consumerist and materialistic country like America.