Why Do Humans Need To Help Others?

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Human beings have the remarkable capability to express more emotions and expressions more so than any other mammal. We can communicate to other human beings in a clear and concise way that makes it easy for others to follow the message that was spoken. Humans can voice their own emotions so other humans can respond to various needs of others. Like a mother hearing the cry of her child, the mother will know to tend to the child without question. This is the beauty of human communication and why humans have a need to help others, it is basic instinct. When a mother hears the cry of a child, it may not even be her own child, the brain starts firing on all cylinders. Suddenly, a rush of Epinephrine and dopamine rush into the bloodstream, an almost…show more content…
This is due to the wonders of the pituitary gland, it is a pea size hormone factory cranking out hormones. This is the endocrine system’s control center located right beneath the hypothalamus. This little guy, is the reason why people act the way they do to situations. When a teenager cies uncontrollable because her boyfriend left her, why a person gets scared at a noise they may or may not have heard, and when helping others. If I were to scare my sister after a 7 hour stretch of studying, the second I startled her, her pituitary gland goes crazy. Shooting epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, into her bloodstream causing her heart rate to skyrocket and her senses to go to defcon one.(Knowlton, 2016) This makes her sympathetic nervous system, light up all over her body causing her reactions to be an almost immediate response. So if our bodies react this violently from a little scare, what about helping out others? Well, our bodies have a reward system in place to promote good behavior deemed by our brains. Studies have shown that when helping others, the pituitary gland will release Norepinephrine. The key hormones for arousal and stimulation.(Wade, 2009). As well as an assortment of other hormones, similar to those released when procreating, the body rewards itself for doing what the brain said to do. That is why helping others can be called the “helping high”. It is a ‘feel good hormone’ burst of energy that people crave for and people can get this good feeling from helping others. So our brains are hardwired to want to feel good from the Norepinephrine released into our

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