The article found a rather striking difference between societies that seems to be linked to empathy. In the tribe, the children were allowed to help. I say “allowed” because we’re not talking chores. Yes, every child pitched in, but the reality is that children want to help. This tribe simply encouraged and allowed them to do so. The more they helped, the more they felt pride and of use, and the more they wanted to do.
looking out for others doesn’t have to be so grandiose, either. Simple acts, like picking up garbage, donating blood, or checking on somebody as they weep to be sure they are okay is really all it takes.