We are programmed to ensure the survival of our genes. Explains why we risk our lives to save people we share genes with. But why do we do the same for strangers?
To feel better about ourselves. Altruism is a myth! We do what we do to keep our conscience clean. Now you might argue saying you’ve done things for people, keeping your interests aside. But the truth is, their happiness is linked to yours. At the end of the day, the involuntary goal of your actions is to keep you happy.