Americans are still mourning the loss of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a drug overdose in February of this year. Not only was Hoffman considered one of the greatest modern actors, he also seemed to be a success story of overcoming addiction. He had been clean and sober for more than 20 years before relapsing in the final year of his life.
Have you ever tripped over something and then taken it upon yourself to move that object so that others don’t do the same? Have you ever lost money in a vending machine and then taped a sign on it so that future customers could spend their cash elsewhere? If so, you intuitively understand an important principle of human nature.