The Surprising Power of Social Mindfulness

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Altruism refers to actions that help others but come with a personal cost, and it has received a lot of attention from researchers. But most of our daily social behaviors are more subtle than that. Usually, if we’re trying to be friendly or generous, we’ll help people with smaller actions that are considerate of their feelings but don’t necessarily require a major investment.