We are more similar than different. We are all traveling on spaceship earth together. Doesn’t it make sense for all to contribute toward making it the best trip it can be? Whatever we choose, we will come to realize that we are all connected and we influence one another.
Jonathan Haidt, who wrote The Happiness Hypothesis and others does research related to the concept of Elevation. This concept suggests that by engaging in acts that make us feel good, these same acts effect and inspire others to also do good.
Pride is an enjoyable positive emotion that results by accomplishing cooperative acts. The video below inspires me to help others by working to generate comprehensive improvements by creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits. Enjoy this example of Selfish, Selfless, Synergy or the practice of paneugenesis.