A new study finds that we ask for and receive help countless times per day—a fundamental human behavior across cultures.

When was the last time you asked someone for help?

Many of us might think back to bigger moments—like a ride to the airport or talking through a personal problem—but it turns out that asking for (and receiving) help is such a common occurrence that we might not even notice how often we do it. For example, we can ask someone to pass the salt at dinner or to open the window for some fresh air.