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Since the 18th century, capitalism has been all about the assumption that we humans are fundamentally driven by self-interest.
<p class="image-caption">GIF from "Wall Street."</p><p> This idea has become so pervasive that most people just accept it as true. Especially folks in power.</p><p> <strong><em>Sure, </em>the thinking goes<em>, </em><em>we'd like to be nicer and more generous, but that's just not how we're built.</em></strong></p><p><div id="upworthyFreeStarVideoAdContainer"><div id="freestar-video-parent"><div id="freestar-video-child"></div></div></div></p><h2>Well, Dr. Felix Warneken is here to prove that one of the biggest assumptions behind capitalism? Yeah. It's wrong. NBD. </h2><p> Dr. Warneken, now a professor of psychology at Harvard University, developed experiments to suss out what humans — in their early toddler form — are really like.</p><p> And the experiments show that, without being asked, kids are moved to help those in need.</p><h2>Warneken's research shows that we have innately altruistic tendencies. And not only do we want to help our fellow man — we derive joy from it. </h2><p> The results, captured on video below, are pretty striking (and freaking cute):</p><p> <img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTQ4MDMyNS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NTY5NjU3NH0.MYoJgJuXs8DtON8rN5-cXB1hKjquj50wG3bWQ7UvbWo/img.gif?width=980" id="6a610" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="18253f57b9ca5df76f6932bef94002c5" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image"></p><p> <img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTQ4MDMyNi9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMTIwODkxMH0.z7FLJTXjf68o8VYuStnrP251ocsLIKIfc2Upx8y2kyU/img.gif?width=980" id="6c367" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="5f2e592dca200606cd29c3aed62fda24" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image"></p><p class="image-caption">GIFs via PBS.</p><p> <strong>Watch these adorable toddlers crush one of the major myths behind capitalism:</strong></p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="8a7a8526b0da9af6c3a3f3b52761434e"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aS-QLB8ELyk?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span>
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