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A heartwarming social experiment designed by the Japanese Red Cross put young children’s kindness to the test.
The experiment sets out to answer the questions: When kids are by themselves and a stranger next to them drops a wallet, what will the kids do? Will they take the wallet, leave it on the ground or let the stranger know?
The kids’ reactions, while inspiring, may not be so unusual, according to some experts. Paul Bloom, a psychology professor at Yale University, writes that humans have the ability to differentiate between good and evil from birth.
“Humans are born with a hard-wired morality, a sense of good and evil is bred in the bone.
“[…] We are naturally moral beings, but our environment can enhance — or sadly, degrade — this innate moral sense.”