Strengthening Bonds

“Morality, at its core, is about strengthening the bonds between us, helping others, engaging in reciprocal altruism, and understanding the demands of group loyalty, which are the price of group belonging. A sense of morality safeguards something deeply engraved within us, a legacy from the distant life’s past, when we lived together in small groups. Then, as now, the ability to rely on the help of others when facing life’s challenges is a powerful source of resilience.”

Morality, Chapter 1, p. 36