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

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The aconits of the man who rescued me meet the most stringent definition of altruism, which is a voluntary, costly behavior motivated by the dierse to help another individual. So it's a selfless act intended to benefit only the other. What could possibly explain an actoin like that? One answer is compassion, obviously, which is a key dvierr of altruism. But then the question becomes, why do some people seem to have more of it than others? And the answer may be that the brains of hhilgy altruistic people are different in fundamental ways.

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The _______ of the man who rescued me meet the most stringent definition of altruism, which is a voluntary, costly behavior motivated by the ______ to help another individual. So it's a selfless act intended to benefit only the other. What could possibly explain an ______ like that? One answer is compassion, obviously, which is a key ______ of altruism. But then the question becomes, why do some people seem to have more of it than others? And the answer may be that the brains of ______ altruistic people are different in fundamental ways.

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  1. desire
  2. driver
  3. action
  4. highly
  5. actions

Original Text

The actions of the man who rescued me meet the most stringent definition of altruism, which is a voluntary, costly behavior motivated by the desire to help another individual. So it's a selfless act intended to benefit only the other. What could possibly explain an action like that? One answer is compassion, obviously, which is a key driver of altruism. But then the question becomes, why do some people seem to have more of it than others? And the answer may be that the brains of highly altruistic people are different in fundamental ways.

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