altruism over coffee

Just read this in today’s NYTimes, and it hit me in an interesting way:

Looking at people’s comments especially (88 as of last count), this is a touchy issue, one touched upon by several sociologists in the recent past.  It’s easy to say what one would or would not do, hypothetically, but when it comes down to it, what would you do, and for whom?


One Response to altruism over coffee

  1. nobamakoolaid says:

    Seems to me that caring for and helping others is somehow hard-wired into most of our brains.

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