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Born to be Good

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Born to be good?
Paul G. Johns
University of Phoenix
Born to be good?
In reading Born to be good I found it very interesting to see what makes us feel good, bad or indifferent toward others? A research study performed by Kitzinger (1997) which discusses the psychology of morality. One of the items discussed in the essay is “that people commonly care for sick relatives, give money to help famine victims, donate blood to hospitals, or volunteer to assist at hospices” (p. 375). I totally agree with this statement.
Our society as a whole does not like to see individuals suffer from pain, heartache, or anything that makes one suffer. There are many acts of kindness that go unnoticed and they may benefit many people and they are not aware of the acts of kindness. When we are kids growing up and we are hurt or in pain the first thing a mother or father wants to do is say I will kiss it and make it better. Children relate to that because the mom or dad is paying attention to



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