All of Andres Jimenez's Comments + Replies

James, thank you very much for writing this thoughtful post!  It presents the argument in simple but powerful ways. 

Edo and Amber, thanks a lot for writing this. I really enjoyed looking back at when my co-founder and I launched SWP! 

I'm happy to chat with anyone interested in discussing this process further. My email is andres@shrimpwelfareproject.org

Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply so thoughtfully!  will definitely look into these resources. 

Ben, this is super helpful! Thank you very much for publishing. Any chance you have come across something related to managing/coping with work addiction? 

3Ben Williamson10mo
Thanks! I haven't come across anything specific to work addiction I'm afraid. Just had a quick search though and this looks relevant and likely a high quality discussion: https://hbr.org/podcast/2018/04/you-may-be-a-workaholic-if [https://hbr.org/podcast/2018/04/you-may-be-a-workaholic-if] Also personally found the LessWrong articles about taking a Sabbath [https://www.lesswrong.com/tag/sabbath] very useful as motivation to protect time for rest and recovery.

Haven (and FWI team), I wanted to publicly thank you for the great work you are doing, both directly and indirectly (including the continuous mentorship we at Shrimp Welfare Project kindly benefit from).  Keep up this level of transparency, it is invaluable for other EAA organizations working with aquatic animals in Asia and elsewhere. 

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You're very kind Andres. We're very grateful for what SWP does as well!

Thanks a lot!  Hearing that people out there care as much as us about this topic, really gives us a big energy boost.  

PS: we're really proud of our logo as well ;) Thanks to the Charity Entrepreneurship team for their help with it and to Jennifer from Fish Welfare Initiative (...she knows why)   

@Ramiro

A confession: I’ve been a vegan for more than 10 years now and frankly, even though I changed my diet precisely to avoid inflicting unnecessary suffering, I had never really given too much thought to the suffering of aquatic animals until 2-3 years ago. I get where you’re coming from. 

Thankfully, the conscious search of new ways to improve the world by the EA community and Charity Entrepreneurship has now made this a salient issue and placed their trust in Aaron and me to try to make a difference. We will work tirelessly to make your “trap-joke” stop working ;)