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Motivational

TagLast edit: 13 May 2021 14:56 UTC by EA Wiki assistant

The Motivational tag covers posts that focus on inspiring us to do good (either a specific kind of good, or whatever we already want to work on).

We hope that reading through this collection will lift your spirits and spur you to beneficial action!

If a post motivates you to do good, or you think it will motivate others, upvote it. There are no wrong answers.

500 Million, But Not A Sin­gle One More

jai14 Sep 2018 1:00 UTC
105 points
7 comments2 min readEA link
(blog.jaibot.com)

What gives me hope

Michelle_Hutchinson19 May 2021 10:00 UTC
162 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Candy for Nets

Jeff_Kaufman29 Sep 2019 11:11 UTC
142 points
7 comments2 min readEA link

The Drown­ing Child and the Ex­pand­ing Circle

Peter Singer9 Sep 2014 15:16 UTC
32 points
35 comments6 min readEA link

On Caring

So8res7 Oct 2014 5:12 UTC
70 points
1 comment10 min readEA link

Keep­ing Ab­solutes in Mind

Michelle_Hutchinson21 Oct 2018 22:40 UTC
65 points
8 commentsEA link

[Question] What quotes do you find most in­spire you to use your re­sources (effec­tively) to help oth­ers?

lukefreeman18 Nov 2020 6:46 UTC
54 points
52 comments1 min readEA link

EA Birth­day Posts: An Alter­na­tive to Fundraisers

kuhanj7 Nov 2020 2:02 UTC
118 points
7 comments8 min readEA link

Can I have im­pact if I’m av­er­age?

Fabienne3 Jan 2021 9:20 UTC
161 points
18 comments2 min readEA link

Main­tain­ing Motivation

EA Global20 Mar 2021 7:00 UTC
10 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Aim high, even if you fall short

Julia_Wise11 Oct 2014 17:26 UTC
39 points
9 commentsEA link

There are *a ba­jillion* jobs work­ing on plant-based foods right now

scottweathers12 Jul 2019 16:13 UTC
96 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Why and how to start a for-profit com­pany serv­ing emerg­ing markets

Ben_Kuhn6 Nov 2019 1:00 UTC
120 points
15 comments6 min readEA link
(www.benkuhn.net)

There’s Lots More To Do

Jeff_Kaufman29 May 2019 19:58 UTC
125 points
30 comments2 min readEA link

SHOW: A frame­work for shap­ing your tal­ent for di­rect work

RyanCarey12 Mar 2019 17:16 UTC
152 points
28 comments8 min readEA link

Kick some­one’s butt today

CristinaSchmidtIbáñez16 Aug 2020 20:06 UTC
70 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

It’s OK to feed stray cats

Julia_Wise28 Jan 2020 10:33 UTC
82 points
6 comments2 min readEA link
(www.givinggladly.com)

How we pro­moted EA at a large tech company

ParthThaya25 Jan 2020 19:55 UTC
102 points
10 comments7 min readEA link
(medium.com)

Do­ing good is as good as it ever was

Denise_Melchin22 Jan 2020 22:09 UTC
91 points
26 comments4 min readEA link

Illeg­ible im­pact is still impact

G Gordon Worley III13 Feb 2020 21:45 UTC
109 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

Con­sider a wider range of jobs, paths and prob­lems if you want to im­prove the long-term future

Robert_Wiblin29 Jun 2020 14:48 UTC
130 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

Things I Learned at the EA Stu­dent Summit

Akash27 Oct 2020 19:03 UTC
145 points
13 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] What are some 1:1 meet­ings you’d like to ar­range, and how can peo­ple find you?

Aaron Gertler18 Mar 2020 5:02 UTC
28 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

Prob­lem ar­eas be­yond 80,000 Hours’ cur­rent pri­ori­ties

Ardenlk22 Jun 2020 12:49 UTC
257 points
62 comments15 min readEA link

EAF’s bal­lot ini­ti­a­tive dou­bled Zurich’s de­vel­op­ment aid

Jonas Vollmer13 Jan 2020 11:32 UTC
287 points
24 comments12 min readEA link

Ex­cited altruism

Holden Karnofsky20 Aug 2013 7:00 UTC
11 points
1 comment3 min readEA link

Progress book recommendations

DanielMay8 Aug 2019 20:47 UTC
71 points
7 comments16 min readEA link
(danielmamay.github.io)

Effec­tive Altru­ism is Not a Competition

Peter_Hurford5 Jan 2017 2:11 UTC
56 points
7 commentsEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism as the most ex­cit­ing cause in the world

Kaj_Sotala26 Sep 2014 9:17 UTC
41 points
11 commentsEA link

‘Ugh Fields’, or why you can’t even bear to think about that task

Robert_Wiblin14 Sep 2020 16:39 UTC
27 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] What are you grate­ful for?

MaxDalton27 Nov 2020 9:47 UTC
61 points
22 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism quotes

Pablo17 Sep 2014 6:47 UTC
5 points
24 commentsEA link

Kel­sey Piper on “The Life You Can Save”

Aaron Gertler4 Jan 2021 20:58 UTC
58 points
3 comments2 min readEA link
(www.vox.com)

Why I find longter­mism hard, and what keeps me motivated

Michelle_Hutchinson22 Feb 2021 23:01 UTC
178 points
12 comments7 min readEA link

Fram­ing Effec­tive Altru­ism as Over­com­ing Indifference

Darius_Meissner25 May 2019 12:10 UTC
44 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

Ac­tu­ally pos­si­ble: thoughts on Utopia

Joe_Carlsmith18 Jan 2021 8:27 UTC
66 points
3 comments13 min readEA link

Max Teg­mark: Effec­tive al­tru­ism, ex­is­ten­tial risk, and ex­is­ten­tial hope

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Find­ing it hard to re­tain my be­lief in altruism

oriooctopus2 Jan 2019 6:00 UTC
10 points
5 commentsEA link

Altru­is­tic Motivations

So8res4 Jan 2019 20:38 UTC
36 points
6 commentsEA link
(mindingourway.com)

On fu­ture peo­ple, look­ing back at 21st cen­tury longtermism

Joe_Carlsmith22 Mar 2021 8:21 UTC
93 points
13 comments12 min readEA link

[Question] What are your fa­vorite ex­am­ples of moral hero­ism/​al­tru­ism in movies and books?

CarolineJ26 Apr 2021 16:26 UTC
21 points
11 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How do you stay emo­tion­ally mo­ti­vated while work­ing on highly spe­cific prob­lems?

Denis Drescher2 May 2021 14:22 UTC
16 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

“Other com­ments” that make my day: What peo­ple have said when sign­ing up to GWWC

lukefreeman20 May 2021 0:02 UTC
89 points
1 comment3 min readEA link

[Question] What good are you do­ing to­day?

Prof.Weird20 Nov 2020 14:39 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Have You Been Main­tain­ing Your Healthy Core Four?

Prof.Weird22 Nov 2020 11:37 UTC
10 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

EA in the Mo­ment: Ad­dress­ing Burnout with Identity

kendallzhu26 Dec 2020 8:35 UTC
9 points
0 comments7 min readEA link

It’s Sup­posed To Feel Like This: 8 emo­tional challenges of altruism

[deleted]5 Jun 2018 10:16 UTC
29 points
10 commentsEA link

“Allkind”

tyleralterman14 Feb 2016 1:24 UTC
20 points
3 commentsEA link

Good news that matters

Michelle_Hutchinson27 Aug 2018 5:38 UTC
23 points
4 commentsEA link

Sto­ries and altruism

robm_73@hotmail.com20 May 2019 8:37 UTC
19 points
12 comments2 min readEA link

Hope: How Far Hu­man­ity Has Come

Jess_Whittlestone25 Feb 2015 15:06 UTC
11 points
6 commentsEA link

Sav­ing the World, and Heal­ing the Sick

Gregory_Lewis12 Feb 2015 19:03 UTC
12 points
9 commentsEA link

Peo­ple Who Give: Sto­ries of peo­ple pledg­ing to donate effec­tively. Dis­cover their mo­ti­va­tions, recom­men­da­tions, and more.

lukefreeman23 Oct 2020 0:51 UTC
10 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Why I Be­came an Effec­tive Altruist

HaseebQ23 Aug 2015 22:26 UTC
18 points
1 commentEA link

Don’t Be Bycatch

AllAmericanBreakfast10 Mar 2021 5:28 UTC
252 points
18 comments3 min readEA link

Don’t steer with guilt

So8res13 Jul 2015 6:47 UTC
3 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(mindingourway.com)

Pos­i­tive roles of life and ex­pe­rience in suffer­ing-fo­cused ethics

Teo Ajantaival22 May 2021 16:05 UTC
36 points
1 comment24 min readEA link

The Place of Sto­ries Within EA: “The Egg”

Harry_Taussig3 Jun 2021 22:11 UTC
18 points
1 comment6 min readEA link