Good people want to do as much good as possible
If you think about it, it’s true. Good people want to do good. Makes sense, right? Consider also that it’s true that good people want to make sure that their benevolent act stays good. What if were possible to carry out this goal while giving to someone holding a cardboard sign?
How do we know
Across every single worldview I’ve encountered, between religious ideologies and societal rebels, I’ve noticed a commonality between everyone’s answer to the question we all ask ourselves before we act in a benevolent way:
We all have them; myself included. Since we don’t know what someone might do with our benevolent gift, we’re less likely to give to some stranger on the street. Due to our overgeneralized misconceptions about the majority of the homeless population, we’re less likely to give at a 1:1 blessing/burden ratio.
Leading us to a
Currently the Ecosystem of Poverty is plagued with businesses masquerading around as benevolent institutions. In some cases, over 70% of your donation goes to “administrative costs”–the cost of selfish compassion. No one person, place or thing is at fault with the current layout of the system. I believe if we understood the lifespan of a need request better than we do now, we’d be able to make a much bigger difference.
Within the three major tribes
within the Ecosystem of Poverty