If you’re Open Phil, you can hedge yourself against the risk that your worldview might be wrong by diversifying. But the rest of us are just going to have to figure out which worldview is actually right. Do you feel like you’ve made progress on this? Tell me the story!
In this post, I’ll use “worldview” to refer to a set of highly debatable (and perhaps impossible to evaluate) beliefs that favor a certain kind of giving.
PPS: don’t anchor yourself just to open phil’s examples (long-term vs short tem or animals vs humans). There are lots of other worldview axes. (Random examples: trust in inside vs outside view, how much weight you put on different types of arguments, general level of skepticism, moral realism, which morals you’re realist about, …)