They Drop Their Wallets In Front Of Children To See What Would Happen

Jun 23, 2015 By Michael W. Pirrone
Are we naturally greedy? We've all heard "finders keepers," but is that how we're born, or how we're raised? The nature vs. nurture debate is wide and varied and covers almost all aspects of the human condition. Some personality traits we know are genetic. Some we're pretty sure are learned. Others are not so clear cut.

Greed - or conversely, selflessness - is one of those traits. Some people firmly believe it is man's natural state to be a greedy Gus. Red Cross of Japan certainly doesn't think so, and they set out to prove it with this simple experiment. They put children in a position to either do the right thing, or the wrong thing, and well, you can see for yourself what happens.
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