The question of whether or not people are inherently good has been asked throughout time. Is it an innate trait or is it learned throughout time. I think it is difficult to pinpoint this question because it is more a matter of people’s personalities. Some people do not feel joy from helping others, while others do. Some help others in order to seek something in return from the person they helped. According to an article from The Guardian they describe that people are not inherently selfish, but selflessness requires careful thought to achieve. In a study by a research team at the University of California Los Angeles the researchers concluded that “… our primary [human] drive… may in fact be to behave prosocially. Whereas the cognitive controls housed in our latest neural upgrade, the prefrontal cortex, mostly get in the way, probably because they are tuned by evolution to rational self interest”. Therefore it is in our nature to be oriented to help ourselves, but we feel good when we help others, so we go out of our way to do that as well.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/24/altruism-brain-research-selfishTags: Caring hopeful personality