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We are non-altruistic beings
Muse #295 - extremely selfish that is
It so happened last Monday I was returning from my afternoon walk. I saw someone lying collapsed on the grass and I ran to them to see whether they needed help. But, the person was just sleeping on the grass enjoying the sun, but covered by their jacket. Thankfully, there was no problem to solve.
But I started thinking about the lack of high levels of altruism in humans. And that includes me too. Without a doubt. The little acts of so-called altruism are just ego-washing. Pretend acts so that we feel good. With just doing the minimum. Just enough to satiate our ego, I hypothesize.
So, I thought “When is the last time we grabbed a person off the street, a totally unknown person that is, and even offered them a cup of coffee?”
I leave you with this question again, as this shows how much we are designed to be infinitely selfish as human beings…
“When is the last time we grabbed a person off the street, a totally unknown person that is, and even offered them a cup of coffee?”
And I am ashamed and guilty of this too. Without a doubt. And ashamed of what evolution has done to us. What a shame? And I have to spend the rest of my life, fighting it. Not being who I am as I have evolved to be. And be better than that, even by a slight margin, if only that was feasible.