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Cheerfully

Cheerfully going down by the path of sadness and misery so others will live what I should not.

It seems that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But what kind of hell would I find? if I am a good person and giving my time and efforts to others, that does not make me a good person, the over necessity as a giver is not my decision, to help others must be a part of everyone, when the opportunity is given, when I have the voluntary will to proceed. It is easier to help others when you can help yourself. Would you rather become successful and collab... (read more)

What is effective altruism?

The "why" is an efficient way of measuring the amount of all the positive effects we can do through a transparent organization that we trust, or by meeting real people and not slogans, or by our daily actions. Better if it is organized and aimed for causes we agree to collaborate not for the theme, but for the common benefits.
The "how" is by proofs and facts that we certainly rely on as confirmed information, the problem, and it is related to altruism, it is that information mostly takes some time and the reaction will arrive too late.... (read more)

Numbers and perspectives around statistics could make a person doubt if any help is going to make a change. A cold heart would see the beneficial around a factible cause and not for a lost one.

Altruism sometimes can be compered with a sport-team, if your cause is known and crucial, it could get far away from baseline to make a real change by the interest and funding from people around the world, nevertheless, other causes could only be part of an idiosyncrasy from least fortunate people or situations.

This raises the questions, how can we make altruism from... (read more)

The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle

Simple words that explain how society could benefit from a new perspective to improve life around us, not only humanitarian but also nature. The balance of money and power is not corruptible and delicate, from my perspective many can be done, if we invest money in charitable goals. And not becoming an activist for the public eye.

During this pandemic of COVID-19, I saw people helping others who need more and even adopting dogs and cats as pets without shelter. The ethics in these actions are inherent. That is what a positive sign has been disclosed from us... (read more)