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From the Ted Talk by Abigail Marsh: Why some people are more altruistic than others

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But I should add that what makes eidtrronaaxry altruists so different is not just that they're more compassionate than average. They are, but what's even more unusual about them is that they're compassionate and autsrtilic not just towards people who are in their own innermost circle of friends and faimly. Right? Because to have compassion for ploepe that you love and identify with is not extraordinary. Truly extraordinary altruists' compassion extends way beyond that circle, even beyond their wider circle of acquaintances to people who are outside their social cclire altogether, total strangers, just like the man who rescued me.

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But I should add that what makes _____________ altruists so different is not just that they're more compassionate than average. They are, but what's even more unusual about them is that they're compassionate and __________ not just towards people who are in their own innermost circle of friends and ______. Right? Because to have compassion for ______ that you love and identify with is not extraordinary. Truly extraordinary altruists' compassion extends way beyond that circle, even beyond their wider circle of acquaintances to people who are outside their social ______ altogether, total strangers, just like the man who rescued me.

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  1. family
  2. circle
  3. extraordinary
  4. altruistic
  5. people

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But I should add that what makes extraordinary altruists so different is not just that they're more compassionate than average. They are, but what's even more unusual about them is that they're compassionate and altruistic not just towards people who are in their own innermost circle of friends and family. Right? Because to have compassion for people that you love and identify with is not extraordinary. Truly extraordinary altruists' compassion extends way beyond that circle, even beyond their wider circle of acquaintances to people who are outside their social circle altogether, total strangers, just like the man who rescued me.

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