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Are We Programmed for Social Responsibility?

Antonia Blumberg

Are we programed to be good citizens? Do community service and reducing carbon footprints come naturally to us? I wonder if the rise of the nuclear family has made us less community-oriented than perhaps we once were. And some parents think they have to drill altruism into their kids. But compassion and empathy certainly must be innate - so maybe humans are naturally inclined toward service. What do you think?

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