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This paper explains that studies reveal that volunteering makes a person feel good about themselves, which in turn contributes to their general sense of good health. The author examines the "competing theory" of volunteerism, which states that volunteerism is based on unselfish social interaction with people who need help. The paper concludes that researchers are now comparing the feelings of euphoria many volunteers experience with "runner's high".
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