Humans are, by their nature, social creatures. We build our civilizations by creating webs of social connections, and altruistic acts are part of that. People who only take without giving anything in return often find themselves quite isolated.

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Genes are fake

Interesting. I had never heard about this view. What makes you say so?

Ephera
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Hmm, why were you looking for a connection? Do you feel like altruism needs to have genetic roots?

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Competition and cooperation are usually understood as components of biological evolution. I was just wondering if altruism (similar to cooperation but doesn’t seem to benefit the individual) can also be explained, or it is rather merely a dogma to preserve the society.

Interesting but not very deep thought. Maybe you might be interested in some biology and or anthropology literature.

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