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Compassion: Our First Instinct

Science shows that we are actually wired for compassion, not self-interest.

Our acts of compassion uplift others and make them happy. We may not know it, but by uplifting others we are also helping ourselves; research by Fowler and Christakis has shown that happiness spreads and that if the people around us are happy, we, in turn become happier.

Via Garth Sanginiti, Bobby Dillard