Humans Biologically Disposed To Help
In his new book Why We Cooperate, Dr. Michael Tomasello writes that 18-month-old infants will attempt to help when they see an unrelated adult whose hands are full trying to open a door or pick up a clothespin. What do you think?
“Whenever a toddler does something like that for me, I always respond with a polite but firm no-thank-you."”
Tom Newman –
“Sure, children don't develop a cold indifference to the plight of those around them until the age of 4 or so."”
Pat Gilbert –
“That's 100 percent true. Just the other day, I saw a group of young men rush to help a tired-looking fellow who wasn't done beating the shit out of a guy on the ground."”
Shannon Lewis –