Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us Great short video on the neurobiology and physiology of compassion and kindness by Daecher Keltner. Really worth watching! Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPinterestTumblrRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related 4 thoughts on “Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us” Add yours Thank you very much for this post, and all of your others. I have been following your work for some time and appreciative all of your efforts, speaking from the point of view of a therapist who is also a long-time student of the Dharma. Mark Johnson LikeLike Reply Your work looks wonderful as well. Glad to be of service! LikeLike Reply Thank you Lisa for a really interesting post which raises the political question about how can wealthy individuals be encouraged to feel the compassion that benefits us all and helps us reverse the increasing polarisation of wealth that diminishes us all as the book The Spirit Level showed so clearly. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Hi Lisa, in the September edition of Scientific American, there is an article by Frans de Waal saying much the same thing – that in evolutionary terms, we are a cooperative species and not a totally aggressive species, because we relied on cooperation for food gathering and protection from the highly dangerous animals that roamed the savanna. It seems that women chose mates who were best at cooperation and therefore best at food gathering and protecting them and their off-spring.As the article states ” we probably owe our success as a species more to our cooperativeness than our capacity for violence.” LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.