Advantages And Disadvantages Of Altruism
Based on the evolutionary psychology perspective, altruism is what allows for the collective group to survive (Wilson, 1975). The selfless desire to help those in the same group, even if it harms the helper, may explain why people sacrifice their life for the well being of their family and group. This theoretical perspective provides a good explanation to such courageous acts. Furthermore, it also supports why helping those outside of the group is beneficial to the group’s survival.
Evolutionary psychology uses theoretical arguments as the basis for altruism. These arguments are hard to be tested and predicted at times. The theoretical explanations lack evidence, so they are seen as just speculation at times. Altruism is therefore as questionable trait because it is not …show more content…
I often talk about wanting to pursue careers that allow me to put this desire into a long-term goal. This is seen to some as a disadvantage because they believe that I will not earn enough. While the economic impact does not affect how I view altruism, other’s opinions on how emotionally affect I can be when I am faced with obstacles and can’t help others is a disadvantage I can understand. I would not agree of it being a disadvantage, but I can see how this can be detrimental to my health. Altruism is a wonderful trait with many advantages that allow me to be aware of others’ needs and to jump into situations view as problematic for the well being of