Sometimes, it doesn’t pay to be a do-gooder, according to a new University of Guelph study.
Highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred and social punishment, especially in competitive circumstances, the research found.
“Most of the time we like the cooperators, the good guys. We like it when the bad guys get their comeuppance, and when non-cooperators are punished,” said psychology professor Pat Barclay.
“But some of the time, cooperators are the ones that get punished. People will hate on the really good guys. This pattern has been found in every culture in which it has been looked at.”
Some people like to bring cooperators down a peg, especially if they think the good guys make them look bad in the workplace, boardroom or other organization, Barclay said.
The study, conducted by Barclay and undergraduate student Aleta Pleasant, was published recently in Psychological Science.
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I found it interesting to read this recent study. It made me wonder.What do people have against cooperative behavior ?
Because i noted ,when studying the idea of mindfulness. The different styles.
That generally mindfulness is most liked, when its focus,is about, finding personal peace within oneself. A more self centered sense of mindfulness ( a way to forget the world problems, and day to day worries, that might make oneself feel too anxious)
Any mindfulness that is focused on awareness on interconnections between others and oneself ,and even our environment issues and surrounding nature too, and wildlife,and so on. Would seem to be fairly disliked ,by most people.Or at least seems to be discounted as being fairly worthless
Whats with that then?
You can check this out for yourselves if you feel motivated.Let me know if you find much good evidence of what suggests my observation is wrong.Please
Even if you study video’s on you tube, i predict you’ll soon see, that most people watching these video’s, are far more willing, to both like and also make comments as well too, on you tube video’s of what are focused on, teaching people how to create inner peace (meditation that creates a sense of inner peace).
Videos of what are more focused toward mindfulness toward interconnections of humanity and the earth environment as a whole, of what try to
teach propose, ideas of world-changing attitudes . Hardly anyone will ever bother to even like them,or will even be bothered to make any kind of comment on either
It’s almost as if, most humans have already accepted defeat?. Accepted the impending doom of destruction. Accepted the possibility for world extinction.Accepted the idea that rise of crime is unstoppable. And so on
Mostly all they now search for,to find out, is a easy way out, for themselves ,so as to just be able to live more peacefully, with this .
Problem with this easy fix method. Is the the feeling of inner peace, wont be long lasting.Because people will continue to be bugged with the same problems, of what will just continue to make their anxiety resurface
Time and time, over and over again
Reason this keeps on reoccurring , is because,humans still didn’t help to actually fix anything.All they found was an easy way out.An easy way out what last for a short period of time.
The world they live in, is still brimming full, with problems that are continuing to grow
like love to believe that humans are aware, while stupid animals all remain unaware
That way humans can mistreat animals any which way they feel like. Can not need to care less about what happens to other people,or environmental issues,too much,either
All the while, many may also remain God fearing believers