Have you ever wondered why helping someone feels good? Or why you feel that psychological urge to help somebody even when you aren’t expected to?
Take a moment and think back to an instance when you helped someone and expected nothing in return. Maybe it was giving directions and information to someone who was lost, or giving up your seat on a bus or train, or lending a hand to someone who was clearly in need. Remember that brief positive energy you felt after?
What explains this impulse to behave altruistically, and the positive sensation we feel afterward? Is altruism hard-wired into our brains, a function of morality, or just a way to satisfy our egos by validating that we’re a “good” person? Is it a learned behavior driven by social mores, karma, or a reflexive process linked to genetics and evolution?
Here at AltrUHelp, we want to explore and inspire altruism – both inside the human mind and in our everyday lives. Read More
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The catalyst behind this blog and our team’s website (AltrUHelp.com launching soon!) has been our passion for helping others. We believe that people naturally enjoy helping others and want to be helped themselves. We believe the greatest entrepreneurial ideas are those that make a difference in people’s lives, ideas that inspire action to create a greater social good. From the time I learned how to walk I have been fascinated with exploring opportunities that help individuals overcome challenges. My passion for altruism has been a driving force throughout my life but I’ve always wondered how altruistic is the rest of the world? How often are most people willing to place the interests of others before their own?
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