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fascinating data driven approach to maximizing your impact on. the world. donating money Marty be better than your time!
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I've always been grateful for what I have, for a job where I'm able to make a difference, for, well, everything, even though I know, comparatively, I don't have that much...
But after listening to this book, I was awestruck as to where I rank in the world: I'm most definitely a HAVE. And it made me want to do more with all that I have and I can share.
"Doing Good Better" is a good step-by-step for doing something. There are formats and formulas (the formula went over my head), but mostly, there are the guiding questions which, quite honestly, can be pretty tough. You do a sort of charity/helper triage, which sounds, and feels brutal.
Mostly, just don't go by your emotions, even though, as an emotional person, I have to think... "HUH?!?" MacAskill has stories of Rwanda, where only those with a chance could be saved, or of how he met with women in a fistula hospital, and despite their hugs, he still knew he could make more of a difference elsewhere.
Tough stuff, but true and most certainly though provoking.
Don't worry: This book isn't one big guilt-trip. Rather it is, quite simply:
By the way, there's a website: effectivealtruism.org, if you want to see how you can help. Nothing, no action, no single dollar, is too small!
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