Compassion is innate, but sometimes we forget who we really are.
Why do some people reach out to help others when they see suffering and pain, while others, who are often in a position to help, choose not to? And how does compassion affect our bodies and brains? These are the types of questions that led Dr James Doty to a life of scientific research into compassion and altruism. One of his first findings was that compassion is innate in all humans.
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