|August 21st, 2013|
When it's not clear how much of something is altruism vs self enjoyment I find it useful to ask myself "would I pay for someone else to have it?" If the answer is "no," how much would I pay to make the difference between it happening and not? While there are practical reasons why paying for someone else's trip to Oxford makes less sense than paying for my own, I find I ignore practical reasons by default and this question focuses me on the core matter of whether the proposition is worth it.
(This isn't new, but I don't remember where I got it.)