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Babies Can Grasp Fairness and Correlate it with Sharing

Children have different sharing characteristics, but there is a basis for a sense of fairness and altruism in infancy. Babies (as young as 15-months-old) relate equal ration distribution with their willingness to share a toy. Some favor fairness and sharing, while others don’t. Is this nurtured from their parents and environment, or part of their specific “nature”? Cooperation Some people […]

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How to Change the World? Understand What and Why We Are Doing What We’re Doing

Do we want to target all of the individual problems one buy one, each in their own time, taking generations and generations to resolve one after the other? Or, do we want to go to the root causal source foundation that will allow us to change ourselves so that we no longer produce or support the things that we don’t […]

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The “Feel-Good” Pleasure-Trap Focus

Everyone wants to enjoy life, to engage in pleasure fulfillment of various kinds. All people are distracted by the pleasure trap. But many people focus mostly on enjoyment and put other things second, like morality. There is a pleasure-trap of “feel-good” comfort that is desired as an inner state to be attained and sought after, as “well-being” is highly desired. […]

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How Does the Brain Value Moral Choices?

You can judge someone’s (or a particular group’s) understanding of basic morality by whether they are against harming others for personal gain. New research is helping us understand how this basic morality functions in the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study titled “Moral transgressions corrupt neural representations of value” identifies a neural process that reflects a reduced desire to […]

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The False Appearance of ‘Good’ Prevents Action to Change for the Better

“Everything is good for me, nothing to worry about in society. I have my job. I have my house. I have my family. I have stability. It’s great! Everything is so good! Life is great!” “Issues in society? Not my problem!” “Injustice there? It doesn’t affect me, so what do I care?” “Everything looks GOOD. Everything looks RIGHT.” “All I […]

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Common Acceptance of Fairness and Harm Values Drive Intergroup Tolerance

Tension, controversy, friction and conflict are part of life when opposing sides try to achieve their respective dynamic to change things. But not all opposition means an outright inability to coexist in a society. Tolerance is required in many cases. Somethings can or are to be tolerated, while others shouldn’t. The key component to stability is a common moral understanding […]

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Thought Crimes on the Rise! Is it Right or Acceptable to be Coerced into Using or Not Using Certain Words?

The social justice movement is becoming more of a joke than anything serious, and it’s lunacy is seeking to coerce people into using specific words to refer to people. Having an unauthorized thought or speaking words can get you in trouble. The Canadian socialist government controllers, cowardly as they are, might reach new lows for society as they tend to […]

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