Blog Posts - Altruism



My Stranger’s Keeper

He was a bearded young man, maybe in his twenties. He kind of reminded me of my own youth, only cooler. I was at a stop sign on a snow-covered hill with tires honestly a little more worn than they … Continue reading →...

No such thing as a free gift, by Linsey McGoey

Over the years I’ve talked about philanthropy a fair bit on the blog, from billionaire donors at The Giving Pledge, to more everyday generosity through Giving What We Can. I’ve explored the Effective Altruist movement, and the opportuniti...
by Make Wealth History on Nov 30, 2016

What’s the most good you can do?

A growing number of the world’s richest people are pledging to give away their fortunes, with some of them able to aim game-changing quantities of money at pressing global problems. But what about the rest of us? How much of a difference could our...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 15, 2016

Un gînd pentru azi

„Cine salvează viaţa unui om, salvează lumea întreagă”, zicea cineva. Restul sunt povești și ipocrizii spoite. Poate, tot o ipocrizie e să spun și eu asta tocmai astăzi. Mai cred însă că îmi stă în putere, cum cred că ne mai...
by Genunchiul Lumii on Apr 30, 2016

Apes’ Asherah?

As a part of my class on Ancient Near Eastern Religions, since we were dealing with the earliest textually recorded religions, I explored origins. Specifically, the origins of religion. For years I told my students that biologists had observed behavi...

                                Death of DemocracyIn Mitt Romney’s frontal attack on Donald Trump you can find this interesting paragraph:“Ronald...
by Out of the Woods on Mar 7, 2016

MAKING SEN$E - You Can Buy Happiness

"Money can buy happiness, especially when you invest it in others" by Paul Solman, PBS NewsHour 1/7/2016Editor’s Note:  Money can buy happiness, say psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn and marketing professor Michael Norton.  That is, as...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 11, 2016

Riding a Cycle

Spare-ribs and sauerkraut. My step-father always insisted on these for the turning of a new year. The old year was to end on something sour while the new was to begin with something sweet. So his reasoning went. It is … Continue reading →...

Where is effective altruism going?

One of the interesting emerging movements that I have my eye on at the moment is Effective Altruism (EA for short). This is a new form of philanthropy that looks to do the most good possible. Effective altruists give as much of their income as they c...
by Make Wealth History on Aug 26, 2015

10 effective altruism websites

Last week I reviewed Peter Singer’s book The Most Good You Can Do, which introduces the emerging effective altruism movement. It’s a subject I’d like to know more about, so I’ve been looking up some of the many organisations t...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 22, 2015

How To Crack The Code Of Life And Achieve Happiness

This is a post excerpt. Life is a mystery and to understand it you need to decode it. If you are successful in cracking the code of life, you achieve happiness. Don’t be surprised by the title of the post and the talk of codes because it is not abo...
by Aha-NOW! : a family blog on May 28, 2015

Un sac de timp

Probabil, ar fi fost şi el un bun ceasornicar, dacă într-o zi n-ar fi văzut cum vecinul, bătrînul ceasornicar al oraşului, arunca, pe ascuns, la întunericul fiecărei seri de miercuri, la ghena de gunoi din spatele casei sacul cu ceasuri al s...
by Genunchiul Lumii on May 10, 2015

SELFISHLY SELFLESS: Enlightened self-interest and the myth of pure altruism

SELFISHLY SELFLESS: Enlightened self-interest and the myth of pure altruism Is it possible to do things with absolutely no expectation of a return? Is there such a thing as a completely selfless act? Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of e...
by The Mindful Word on May 3, 2015

Ce mi-a șoptit o vrăbiuță de Biz Stone

 Iată că a sosit momentul să recenzez „Ce mi-a șoptit o vrăbiuță de Biz Stone”! În sfârșit mi-am făcut timp să scriu recenzia cărții lui Biz Stone – co-fondatorul Twitter […] Articolul Ce mi-a șoptit o vrăbiuță de Biz S...
by Litere Stacojii on Dec 22, 2014

Ce mi-a soptit o vrabiuta de Biz Stone

 Iată că a sosit momentul! În sfârșit mi-am făcut timp să scriu recenzia cărții lui Biz Stone – co-fondatorul Twitter și fondatorul Jelly App (care încă nu știu ce face,...
by Litere Stacojii on Dec 22, 2014

Locul de respirat. Cinci minute

Ştiţi senzaţia aia dată de nevoia de securitate, solidaritate, compasiune, înţelegere, cînd privirile pierdute ale unui om îşi caută un sprijin în privirile şi vorbele şi soluţiile voastre? Dar aveţi idee cum e cînd aveţi de oferit...
by Genunchiul Lumii on Sep 28, 2014

Locul de respirat. Cinci minute

Ştiţi senzaţia aia dată de nevoia de securitate, solidaritate, compasiune, înţelegere, cînd privirile pierdute ale unui om îşi caută un sprijin în privirile şi vorbele şi soluţiile voastre? Dar aveţi idee cum e cînd aveţi de oferit...
by Genunchiul Lumii on Sep 28, 2014

#203 Goin' Bald for Bucks

"But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her as a covering." 1 Corinthians 11:15 This quote is from the bible, but the truth is, women DO tend to covet their hair.   It defines us.  We use it to hide, f...
by Joy 365 on Sep 19, 2014

Copiii sunt viitorul

Copiii sunt viitorul nostru, copiii sunt șansa noastră la o țară mai bună, copiii sunt reprezentații unei viitoare societăți de seamă. Dar cum facem să obținem din copiii noștri niște...
by Litere Stacojii on Mar 22, 2014

Does True Altruism Exist?

Altruism has been thought of as an ego defense, a form of sublimation in which a person copes with his anxiety by stepping outside himself and helping others. By focusing on the needs of others, people in altruistic vocations such as medicine or teac...
by Connecting Hypnotherapy... on Feb 25, 2014


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