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Why I find longtermism hard, and what keeps me motivated

I appreciate how this essay acknowledges a missing mood that I have often felt about long-termist interventions. It makes it hard for me consider the possibility of shifting donations from global poverty to long-termism because that feels like taking something away from people who need it right now. I don't always find long-termist arguments persuasive, but hearing that you struggle with that feeling but prefer long-term interventions anyway makes it easier to consider them.