Research Shows We Are Built To Be Kind

Research Shows We Are Built To Be Kind
Human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry, but Dr. Dacher Keltner explains how we are actually hard-wired for kindness.

The mass perception of humanity seems to be overwhelmingly negative. Stories about awful things hit the news daily and we can be fooled into thinking humans are mostly bad. It seems we are all living under the spell of the supposed Survival of the Fittest, or have we got it wrong? Research shows that Darwin, contrary to popular belief, believed communities with sympathetic people were more likely to flourish.

Human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry, but research by Berkeley psychologist and founder of the Greater Good Science Centre, Dr. Dacher Keltner finds that we are hard-wired to be kind. And it’s backed up by neuroscience which shows that we are innately empathic and compassionate, even in the face of deep misfortune.

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1 month ago

People should read this article and watch this video

Dr.Daniel Cohen
Dr.Daniel Cohen
3 days ago

Wonderful presentation. Animal studies also show this behavior appearing cross species. From my perspective, we are not humans having a spiritual adventure, it is exactly the other way around.

kamir bouchareb st
kamir bouchareb st
2 days ago

very good

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