On doing good in the world

On doing good in the world

Was listening to Sam Bankman Fried talk about how his frustration with cryptocurrency arbitrage systems back in 2017 led him to build FTX. What's remarkable about his story though is his plan to give away all of his wealth(~28 b$) to charity in a way that does the most good in the world. The question he'd constantly ask himself back when he was thinking about what to do with his life was, What actions can I take to achieve the most good in the world?. He concluded that earning to give would be the way to go; the more you earn, the more you can give. Here is a guy that wanted to be rich for a good cause. Do the most good in the world.  The impact one could have on the world is really left to one's imagination. It can be massive if you do your homework and allocate your resources wisely. With your short lifespan, you could create a wave of good that can affect generations to come. Imagine if everyone of us started thinking through the lens of massive impact. If we just asked ourselves repeatedly:  How can I allocate my resources so that I can bring about the most good in the world during the few decades that I have on this planet?

So, are you sold on this effective altruism idea yet or need some more convincing? Isn't it our responsibility to earn more and learn how to be good stewards of capital so that we can achieve maximum impact in the world?

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