In this video I am talking to some
9 year olds who go to a private English school in a small
city in Brazil.
I asked them in Portuguese "Who would like to help
me learn Portuguese?"
All of them raised their hand. They were even
enthousiastic about it.
They had only met me a few minutes before.
This is more evidence that young people like to help
others, and that this is something innate in humans. In
other words this video clip seems to support the
hypothesis that it feels good to help others.
And it seems to support the hypothesis that no external
motivation is needed. No promise of a reward and no fear
of a punishment.
They spontaneously raised their hands and I believe they
truly would all feel good helping me and no
"reward" would be necessary.