Altruism

Does altruism exist?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Altruism, Featured | 2 comments

Does altruism exist?

Altruism: acting selflessly on behalf of someone else. Does such a phenomenon really exist? Many believe not. There is always some degree of self-interest which motivates behaviour. If that is the case, by definition, the act is no longer selfless.   Theories have been proposed that altruistic acts evolved from our ancestors. Back in the hunter gatherer days, people had to stick together. They would share food instead of take it all for themselves. They would take care of each other and cooperate. These types of groups would have had better survival rates than greedy groups, where...

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