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