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What constitutes our obligation to others?


Is doing no harm sufficient or does each of us have an obligation to actively reach out to help others? Do you think that those who believe in a hereafter are more inclined to be philanthopic than those who do not? Is altruism natural or is it learned behavior?

 

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    Clive Donegal 5 years ago

    I am not sure whether your take is cynical or realistic. I wonder whether there are stages in learnng to share as in other areas of development or taste.

    But what about what we feel when seven a stranger falls or a pet is hurt while near us?


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 5 years ago

    I think people use the word "obligation" in different ways. What you talk about, I call "external obligation," and I see it as coercion, as you do. Some people are nourished by a religious or internal sense of obligation that can be quite healthy.

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