genetic unselfishness

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2000 - 11:03:16 MST

> [Robert Bradbury] had some of the same upbringing and would probably say that
> making
> others happy is something that makes me happy....

Robert you mention upbringing, but let me suggest that the desire
to please others could be genetically hard wired. The mechanism
would be this: a sexual partner who *receives* pleasure from
driving his or her partner wild with orgasms is a superior lover
to one who does not receive pleasure thus. In a typical village
like those that humanity has inhabited for most of mankind's
history, this behaviour would not go unnoticed (shrieking,
moaning, etcheard thru the grass walls of huts?) and therefore
this particular lover would become popular, reproductive
probabilities increase, etc. Conclusion: We are born hard-coded
to enjoy pleasing others. spike

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