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What Happens When You Pay Two Monkeys Unequally? Watch to find out!



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Frans de Waal a primatologist gave a TED talk on ‘Moral Behaviour in Animals’. “Fairness, reciprocity, empathy, cooperation — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.”

The video below is an excerpt from his TED Talk, watch the whole talk here. It shows the reaction of one monkey who has been paid unequally for doing the same job as his colleague. The video will most likely make you giggle, but in the end we all want the same things.

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  1. Sisi

    May 30, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, God is great. That was hilarious, ‘keep your stupid cucumber I’m not doing again!’. Sigh this life eh, I agree we do all want the same things. However if the monkey never saw that the other monkey was getting grapes he/she most likely would have continued on like that for some time. I think what I am trying to say is that we make an assessment of our worth/value through comparison.

  2. Amazon

    May 31, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Men!!!! I love Bella naija. Intelligent info everyday. Why don’t I come here more????

  3. Tosin

    May 31, 2016 at 2:49 am

    aluta lol.

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  4. Rocio

    May 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

    TED Talks are amazing! It’s just so much knowledge and information you can gain from listening to TED talks. Great to see Bella posting this!

  5. Ebere

    May 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I watch TED talk all the time, there always something interesting and inspiring there. Even animals don’t like inequality!!!!

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