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I believe that, still young, some adolescents are considering the possibility of not having children, due to the American culture itself, in defending that TIME IS MONEY, in detriment of realizing the dream of motherhood, claiming that they do not intend to have children to SPEND their time and neither money on raising children.

On the other hand, there are other societies, especially those with a strong interference from religion, where having a child is perceived as a dream to be fulfilled, and the procreation and constitution of a family is almost a life goal.
In this context, it is possible to observe that CULTURE has a direct influence on people's lives.
We do not assess what is right or wrong, better or worse, however it is important to keep in mind, some decisions may even impact the poverty level of some countries.

What is effective altruism?

The world is currently experiencing a great pandemic, with a rate of contagion much higher than fatal, but with a drastic effect on the global economy and where, there be a marked increase in the level of poverty in countries of relative low development.

There will be substancial urgency in releasing resources to reduce the devastating effects on those who were already poor and lacking food.

In my understanding, it will be necessary for HOW to be rethought, WHERE carefully chosen (the most affected or those that have had the greatest grown in poverty) and will have WHAT (or WHO) will have to be re-established by expanding its base with the involvement of new players (stakeholder) . Its time to balance weighing between who has it and who needs it.

The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle

In the face of the global coronavirus calamity, where rich and poor counties were affected in dramatic way, probably is a good time to re-think new concepts of humanitarian aid, leaving the question of donating something or product and moving on to a greater sharing of wealth, scientific knowledge.