- Maranda Marvin
- Houston, TX
- United States
Do you think it's selfish to be nice to people only because it makes YOU feel good?
This questions stems from a self-awareness of WHY I feel for others the way I do. I wondered, would I still empathize or care as much as I do if I didn't have some physiological process occurring in me that caused me to "care" about someone else's plight in life? Or maybe the physiological process does not "cause" me to care, but rewards me for caring? (In the form of a warm feeling.)
This got me to thinking about the physiological make-up of individuals that do not find it "natural" to be nice, empathize, or care for the plight of others. Can we really judge them? What do you think?