The feeling that the benefits of the group are beneficial to the individual is innate.
One common characteristic of a group is that emotions appear to be contagious. A shared emotional experience occurs when one person feels a similar emotion to another due to perceiving the other's state. Conversely, xenophobia can be attributed to a dissimilarity in perception that creates an empathy gap.
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From an evolutionary point of view, altruism doesn’t seem to make any sense - human beings are basically selfish.
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Some psychologists argue that there is no pure altruism, that we help strangers (or animals), there must always be some benefit to us, even if we’re not aware of it.
Maybe helping others makes us feel good about ourselves, we gain the respect of others, we may look more attractive to others, it makes us think we are going to Heaven, or that if we do good, good will be done to us.
Acts of pure altruism do exist and they are most likely motivated by empathy and a feeling of interconnectedness (We can sense the suffering of other beings because, in a sense, we are them).
Don't just say NO to something you don't like or want to change.
Say, 'Yes, and.." then provide constructive feedback on what is good and what can be improved.
Practice saying and recalling things that you are grateful for. It changes your mindset positively, leading to better productivity.
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