Altruism … What is it?

Altruism is having an unselfish regard for others… But it doesn’t always come easily….some find it easier than others despite some psychologists believing that we humans are hardwired to have empathy.

Our ancestors survived in pretty harsh conditions in comparison to our lives today through cooperative behaviour.   We do know that we are better as a tribe than as individuals and altruism and empathy play huge parts in a sustainable community.

I’m sure most of us can recall that amazing feeling of fulfillment and energy -that buzz – when we give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.  We get that flood of happy hormones in our body and mind.

 

 

 

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