Studies have shown that happy people are more selfless than selfish.
They do what they do not for themselves, but for the good of others, making sure that they bring meaning, empowerment and happiness to the lives of many. They look for ways to give and to share the best of themselves with the world and to make other people happy.
“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.” ~ Buddha
Thinking 200 years ahead is a way to do this. It forces you to think about how you want the world to be different because you were here.
It is a great exercise in selflessness – and- it makes a difference.