Reading through lukefreeman's question was uplifting. I'm guessing we could compile similar lists (i.e. art and music). Not sure if this has been done before so here goes, "what music do you find most inspires you to use your resources (effectively) to help others?".
Ooh, good question! I have a playlist I sometimes listen to when doing EA work, to keep me going/inspired.
Most of the songs aren't specifically EA related, though, just vaguely... humanist-y? (What my husband calls 'atheist worship music').
Picking out a few of the more thematically appropriate ones:
- 'Every Little Thing' by Peter Doran. (A nice anticonsumerist/minimalist piece that helps keep me motivated to donate)
- 'Oh Virtus Sapientiae' by Hildegard von Bingen. (A hymn by a medieval nun, extolling the virtues of wisdom)
- 'Glory Hallelujah' by Frank Turner. Not a religious song, despite the name. I particularly like the later verse/s:
"...If we accept that there's an end game and we haven't got much time,
Then in the here and now we can try and do things right.
We'd be our own Salvation Army, and together we'd believe
In all the wondrous things that mere mortals can achieve."
I'm always on the lookout for more songs for my playlist, so keen to hear everyone's suggestions.