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  • Belief Listing Project: Giving

    July 27th, 2011
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    I am very lucky. Huge numbers of people lack sufficient food, water, safety, and shelter. Others have these, most of the time, but lack the security to trust that they will continue to have them. Measuring happiness is difficult and controversial, but the unhappiness from having basic needs go unmet is large and undeniable.

    This is not just something I have to think about and be sad; I can do something. The best thing I can do, as an educated first worlder, is to earn as much money as I can and donate it to the most effective charity I can find. I do this. I think you should too.

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