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Are We Morally Compelled to Help Others in Need?
We are morally compelled to help others in need.
Cooperative societies are the most successful societies.
Helping others may be perceived as form of long-term investment.
People are naturally cooperative beings. Helping those in need is natural.
Religion compels us to help those in need.
Helping others is good karma.
Morality is relative so it depends upon the person's sense of morality.
We are not obligated to sacrifice our life for another so why should be we obligated to sacrifice a portion of it.
Genuine altruism results in a cost to the helper and affects their ability to take care of themselves.
There is no rational or logical basis for an individual to help another when that individual has nothing to gain from helping.
The philosophy of altruism has lead to some of the worst atrocities in history as a result of actions being taken 'for the greater good'.
Do we need religion for morality?
Should we offer one of our kidneys to a stranger in need if we are able to?
Do we need nuclear power for sustainable energy production?