WHY WE RESPOND TO TRAGEDY

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Hurricane Harvey. An enormous storm wreaking havoc on the state of Texas. Record rainfall, but also record altruism.  Every media outlet is replete with notable acts performed not only by rescue workers but by everyday citizens risking life and property to ensure the safety of others. I can’t help but consider how these acts embody the very definition of altruism. Citizens showing disinterested and selfless concern (meaning they have no hope of reward or recognition). They are helping simply because it’s the right thing to do. Continue reading “WHY WE RESPOND TO TRAGEDY”