Accomplishments Open Thread—May 2016

Publi­ciz­ing our good deeds is re­ally valuable for op­ti­miz­ing global flour­ish­ing. So please share any EA-themed ac­com­plish­ments you have not yet shared on pre­vi­ous Ac­com­plish­ment open threads, whether re­cent achieve­ments or ones from long ago. This in­cludes one-time ac­com­plish­ments or on­go­ing ac­tivi­ties on which you are con­tin­u­ously work­ing. This thread is a com­pletely safe space, with no so­cial norms of “don’t be a brag­gart” ap­ply­ing—just share and be safe in your shar­ing. Share as many or as few good deeds as you wish.

Please both share about your own good deeds and re­spond to what other peo­ple share with your au­then­tic re­sponses, rang­ing from up­vot­ing to com­ments :-) Do­ing so will help mo­ti­vate each other to greater ac­com­plish­ments go­ing for­ward and build ca­pac­ity for the EA move­ment.

Now, shar­ing about our ac­com­plish­ments may seek awk­ward at first, since it goes against so­cial norms, but we in Effec­tive Altru­ism know the benefit of try­ing out un­ortho­dox ap­proaches for good rea­sons. Shar­ing about our goods deeds re­sults in many benefits for the world:

1) In­spiring oth­ers to em­u­late some as­pects of those good deeds through so­cial proof and net­work effects.

2) Sup­port each other do­ing good deeds through pro­vid­ing so­cial con­nec­tions, pos­i­tive re­wards, and warm feel­ings, which are vi­tal foren­courag­ing fur­ther pro-so­cial ac­tivi­ties.

3) Am­plify­ing the sig­nal about things you want oth­ers to know about, such as EA pro­jects you are in­volved in, EA ar­ti­cles you pub­lished, etc.

P.S. The Ac­com­plish­ments thread pro­ject is very open to op­ti­miza­tion—be­sides shar­ing about your good deeds, please sug­gest ways to im­prove any as­pects of it. For the his­tory of pre­vi­ous Ac­com­plish­ment Open Threads, see here and also this .im­pact FB dis­cus­sion.