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Com­mu­nity experiences

TagLast edit: 13 May 2021 15:04 UTC by Leo

The community experiences tag covers posts about members of the EA community recounting their own or others’ experiences with the EA movement—such as origin stories, lessons learnt or experiences participating in an event, job, internship or community.

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effective altruism lifestyle

The Span­ish-Speak­ing Effec­tive Altru­ism com­mu­nity is awesome

Jaime Sevilla7 Dec 2022 17:54 UTC
379 points
15 comments3 min readEA link

Log-nor­mal lamentations

Gregory Lewis19 May 2015 21:07 UTC
28 points
11 comments8 min readEA link

My clos­ing talk at EAGxSingapore

Dion12 Sep 2022 11:24 UTC
101 points
11 comments5 min readEA link

Les­sons from Run­ning Stan­ford EA and SERI

kuhanj20 Aug 2021 14:51 UTC
254 points
26 comments23 min readEA link

My mis­takes on the path to impact

Denise_Melchin4 Dec 2020 22:13 UTC
426 points
74 comments11 min readEA link

What drew me to EA: Reflec­tions on EA as re­lief, growth, and community

Vaidehi Agarwalla26 Mar 2021 3:04 UTC
103 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

Messy per­sonal stuff that af­fected my cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion (or: how I started to care about AI safety)

Julia_Wise5 May 2022 17:59 UTC
264 points
16 comments2 min readEA link

A state­ment and an apology

Owen Cotton-Barratt20 Feb 2023 17:35 UTC
266 points
289 comments7 min readEA link

Some in­tu­itions about fel­low­ship programs

Joel Becker16 Jan 2023 20:26 UTC
133 points
16 comments4 min readEA link

We can all help solve fund­ing con­straints. What stops us?

Luke Freeman18 Jun 2023 23:30 UTC
370 points
18 comments12 min readEA link

After one year of ap­ply­ing for EA jobs: It is re­ally, re­ally hard to get hired by an EA organisation

EA applicant26 Feb 2019 5:53 UTC
388 points
184 comments4 min readEA link

I spent a lot of time and money on one dog. Do I need help?

tobiasleenaert10 Dec 2023 11:26 UTC
93 points
25 comments5 min readEA link

My lo­cal EA group has an un­friendly and im­per­sonal vibe (via r/​Effec­tiveAltru­ism)

Tyner15 Jul 2022 22:27 UTC
61 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(old.reddit.com)

Story of a ca­reer/​men­tal health failure

zekesherman27 Apr 2023 6:09 UTC
185 points
15 comments10 min readEA link

Un­flat­ter­ing rea­sons why I’m at­tracted to EA

dotsam3 Jun 2022 14:27 UTC
174 points
18 comments1 min readEA link

Please don’t crit­i­cize EAs who “sell out” to OpenAI and Anthropic

BrownHairedEevee5 Mar 2023 21:17 UTC
−4 points
21 comments2 min readEA link

My per­sonal cruxes for fo­cus­ing on ex­is­ten­tial risks /​ longter­mism /​ any­thing other than just video games

MichaelA13 Apr 2021 5:50 UTC
55 points
28 comments2 min readEA link

The most im­por­tant les­son I learned af­ter ten years in EA

Kat Woods3 Aug 2022 12:28 UTC
188 points
8 comments6 min readEA link

‘Where are your rev­olu­tion­ar­ies?’ Mak­ing EA con­ge­nial to the so­cial jus­tice war­rior.

MeredithLeston21 Sep 2022 8:46 UTC
6 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

The ones that walk away

Karthik Tadepalli19 Jan 2023 15:33 UTC
358 points
35 comments4 min readEA link

Crazy ideas some­times do work

Aryeh Englander4 Sep 2021 3:27 UTC
71 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Les­sons from my time in Effec­tive Altruism

richard_ngo15 Jan 2021 21:54 UTC
288 points
24 comments8 min readEA link

My ex­pe­rience at­tend­ing and vol­un­teer­ing at an EAGx for the first time

Nayanika13 Apr 2023 8:30 UTC
54 points
4 comments4 min readEA link

I burnt out at EAG. Let’s talk about it.

Alastair Fraser-Urquhart23 Apr 2022 12:25 UTC
117 points
33 comments4 min readEA link

Does EA bring out the best in me?

Lorenzo Buonanno27 Aug 2023 22:33 UTC
126 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(bestjelly.substack.com)

EA thoughts from Is­rael-Ha­mas war

ezrah6 Dec 2023 8:53 UTC
275 points
64 comments9 min readEA link

Tyler John­ston on helping farmed an­i­mals, con­scious­ness, and be­ing con­ven­tion­ally good

Amber Dawn10 Mar 2023 15:36 UTC
60 points
1 comment16 min readEA link
(contemplatonist.substack.com)

Anony­mous EA comments

RobBensinger7 Feb 2017 21:42 UTC
42 points
91 comments2 min readEA link

Get In The Van

ThomasW21 Jan 2022 16:49 UTC
225 points
16 comments7 min readEA link

Any­one who likes the idea of EA & meet­ing EAs but doesn’t want to dis­cuss EA con­cepts IRL?

antisocial-throwaway15 Feb 2023 19:09 UTC
35 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Soli­dar­ity for those Re­jected from EA Global

Wil Perkins8 Feb 2023 15:14 UTC
90 points
21 comments1 min readEA link

A Manifesto

sophiathephirst7 Feb 2023 9:17 UTC
77 points
8 comments5 min readEA link

I No Longer Feel Com­fortable in EA

disgruntled_ea5 Feb 2023 20:45 UTC
2 points
29 comments1 min readEA link

EAGxBerkeley 2022 Retrospective

Elika2 Feb 2023 15:53 UTC
31 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

From Lay­off to Co-found­ing in a Breath­tak­ing Two Months

Harry Luk26 Sep 2023 7:35 UTC
41 points
3 comments17 min readEA link

Part 1: EA tech work is in­effi­ciently al­lo­cated & bad for tech­ni­cal ca­reer cap­i­tal

Arepo25 Jul 2021 13:03 UTC
59 points
13 comments14 min readEA link

10 years of Earn­ing to Give

AGB7 Nov 2023 23:35 UTC
628 points
28 comments9 min readEA link

My Ca­reer De­ci­sion-Mak­ing Process

ShayBenMoshe21 Jan 2021 20:17 UTC
100 points
17 comments31 min readEA link

Share the burden

2ndRichter11 Mar 2023 0:58 UTC
348 points
50 comments9 min readEA link

The EA Men­tal Health & Pro­duc­tivity Sur­vey 2023

Emily21 Feb 2023 16:56 UTC
78 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

My per­sonal take­aways from EAGxLatAm

Cristina Schmidt Ibáñez10 Jan 2023 2:30 UTC
180 points
15 comments2 min readEA link

Share your ‘Sum­mer in the Bay’ experience

Elika23 Oct 2022 0:38 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

My EA Failure Story

semicycle11 Jul 2022 9:22 UTC
297 points
32 comments4 min readEA link

Pod­cast with EAG Bay Area participants

DanielFilan13 Mar 2023 22:38 UTC
23 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(youtu.be)

Small and Vulnerable

sapphire3 May 2021 6:08 UTC
258 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

I am tired.

MeganNelson12 Jan 2023 22:17 UTC
231 points
42 comments1 min readEA link

A tough ca­reer decision

PabloAMC9 Apr 2022 0:46 UTC
68 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

EA Blog­ging Car­ni­val: My Cause Selection

MichaelDickens16 Aug 2015 1:07 UTC
13 points
20 comments1 min readEA link

Some Writ­ings on Cause Selection

MichaelDickens8 Sep 2015 21:56 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

A tax­on­omy of EA ori­gin stories

Tom_Ash3 Jan 2015 20:01 UTC
8 points
12 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] As an EA, what D&D al­ign­ment do you iden­tify with?

Alex Barnes 21 Nov 2021 17:47 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

What I learnt from talk­ing to over 100 Giv­ing What We Can mem­bers

aliwoodman30 Jul 2015 14:31 UTC
8 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Have You Ever Doubted Whether You’re Good Enough To Pur­sue Your Ca­reer?

lynettebye11 May 2022 10:46 UTC
75 points
2 comments9 min readEA link

How I Raised $5010.32 for AMF and How You Can Too!

Peter Wildeford23 Dec 2014 15:29 UTC
18 points
27 comments13 min readEA link

Why are you here? An ori­gin sto­ries thread.

[deleted]4 Aug 2018 21:03 UTC
34 points
11 comments8 min readEA link

Vol­un­teer­ing for a non-EA char­ity—a write up

jamie_cassidy23 Nov 2017 13:23 UTC
15 points
11 comments12 min readEA link

Why I Give

Michelle_Hutchinson25 Jan 2015 13:51 UTC
22 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

Why I find longter­mism hard, and what keeps me motivated

Michelle_Hutchinson22 Feb 2021 23:01 UTC
212 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

Shar­ing my ex­pe­rience on the EA forum

nonzerosum19 Mar 2019 0:00 UTC
51 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

Reflec­tions on EA Global London

PabloAMC12 Dec 2021 0:56 UTC
36 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

EA Ori­gin Story: Changing

Bitton6 Jan 2015 14:16 UTC
5 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Spend­ing Up­date 2022

Jeff Kaufman19 Jul 2022 14:10 UTC
35 points
3 comments3 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

Pipe-dream: Col­lated sto­ries for how and why we got into EA

Tom Gardiner5 Oct 2021 6:44 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

‘I give away half to three-quar­ters of my in­come ev­ery year’ [The Guardian]

HenryStanley9 Nov 2019 9:03 UTC
58 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(www.theguardian.com)

Un­der­in­vest­ment at the top: what I dis­cov­ered coach­ing a dozen EA leaders

Tee1 Apr 2022 12:36 UTC
99 points
19 comments34 min readEA link

Notes From a Pledger

Justis30 Apr 2022 15:35 UTC
176 points
10 comments3 min readEA link

Hu­man­ity’s vast fu­ture and its im­pli­ca­tions for cause prioritization

BrownHairedEevee26 Jul 2022 5:04 UTC
36 points
3 comments4 min readEA link
(sunyshore.substack.com)

What Makes Outreach to Pro­gres­sives Hard

Cullen14 Mar 2021 0:32 UTC
295 points
76 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] Has any­one ac­tu­ally talked to con­ser­va­tives* about EA?

david_reinstein5 May 2022 19:05 UTC
58 points
23 comments1 min readEA link

How I missed my pledge and how I’m fix­ing it

Daniel_Dewey10 Oct 2016 0:06 UTC
21 points
9 comments2 min readEA link

A per­sonal his­tory of in­volve­ment with effec­tive altruism

Jonah_Sinick12 Jun 2013 4:00 UTC
6 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Ba­hamian Ad­ven­tures: An Epic Tale of En­trepreneur­ship, AI Strat­egy Re­search and Potatoes

Jaime Sevilla9 Aug 2022 8:37 UTC
67 points
9 comments4 min readEA link

’Tis The Sea­son of Change

Jaime Sevilla12 Dec 2021 14:02 UTC
37 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

My bar­gain with the EA machine

Eric Neyman27 Apr 2022 19:14 UTC
288 points
43 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] How have you be­come more (or less) en­gaged with EA in the last year?

Aaron Gertler8 Sep 2020 18:28 UTC
57 points
60 comments1 min readEA link

I’m not get­ting in that van.

kirchner.jan1 May 2022 15:30 UTC
32 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
(universalprior.substack.com)

Dis­cov­er­ing a Pas­sion for Change: Jas­min Kaur on Pan­demic Preven­tion, So­cial Inequal­ity, and Fos­ter­ing In­clu­sivity in EA

Amber Dawn23 Jun 2023 11:20 UTC
13 points
0 comments6 min readEA link
(contemplatonist.substack.com)

Plan­ning my birth­day fundraiser for Oc­to­ber 2020

BrownHairedEevee12 Sep 2020 19:26 UTC
23 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

Snap­shot of a ca­reer choice 10 years ago

Julia_Wise23 Sep 2021 19:05 UTC
236 points
12 comments3 min readEA link

Why I Took the Giv­ing What We Can Pledge

Peter Wildeford28 Dec 2016 0:02 UTC
20 points
1 comment10 min readEA link

Why I’m Not Vegan

Jeff Kaufman9 Apr 2020 13:00 UTC
5 points
61 comments2 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

Un­sur­pris­ing things about the EA move­ment that sur­prised me

Ada-Maaria Hyvärinen30 Mar 2022 17:08 UTC
282 points
22 comments5 min readEA link

Things I Learned at the EA Stu­dent Summit

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

I’m a 22-year-old woman in­volved in Effec­tive Altru­ism. I’m sad, dis­ap­pointed, and scared.

Maya D2 Dec 2022 4:04 UTC
299 points
172 comments7 min readEA link

Why I am prob­a­bly not a longtermist

Denise_Melchin23 Sep 2021 17:24 UTC
214 points
47 comments8 min readEA link

My ex­pe­rience on a sum­mer re­search programme

Jaime Sevilla22 Sep 2019 9:54 UTC
49 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] What com­mu­nity norm would you most like to see added, re­moved or ac­knolwedged within EA?

Nathan Young2 Nov 2021 11:59 UTC
20 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

Eirik Mofoss named “Young leader of the year” in Norway

Jorgen_Ljones16 Nov 2022 13:31 UTC
201 points
11 comments2 min readEA link

In­tern­ships with .im­pact: My Experience

josephkijewski119 Dec 2015 19:05 UTC
4 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

[Question] How much do you (ac­tu­ally) work?

SiebeRozendal20 May 2021 20:04 UTC
54 points
18 comments1 min readEA link

“Big tent” effec­tive al­tru­ism is very im­por­tant (par­tic­u­larly right now)

Luke Freeman20 May 2022 3:39 UTC
342 points
77 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] What things did you do to gain ex­pe­rience re­lated to EA?

Nathan Young7 Aug 2021 18:54 UTC
8 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What does failure look like?

BrownHairedEevee9 Apr 2021 22:05 UTC
32 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

My ex­pe­rience as a CLR grantee and vis­it­ing re­searcher at CSER

Jaime Sevilla29 Apr 2020 19:03 UTC
99 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Per­verse Ex­cited Failure & Jus­tified Gen­eral Frustration

Josh Jacobson13 Aug 2021 23:42 UTC
40 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Why don’t peo­ple post on the Fo­rum? Some anecdotes

Vaidehi Agarwalla3 Oct 2022 15:06 UTC
55 points
21 comments6 min readEA link

Should You Visit an EA Hub?

Peter McIntyre20 Apr 2015 11:15 UTC
17 points
8 comments8 min readEA link

Can I have im­pact if I’m av­er­age?

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

EA for dumb peo­ple?

Olivia Addy11 Jul 2022 10:46 UTC
464 points
160 comments2 min readEA link

Giv­ing money to home­less people

abes9 Jan 2023 6:07 UTC
1 point
1 comment1 min readEA link

Build­ing Effec­tive Altru­ism in Africa: My Ex­pe­rience Run­ning a Univer­sity Group in Kenya

Tim K. Sankara12 Jan 2023 10:40 UTC
157 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

On Liv­ing Without Idols

Rockwell13 Jan 2023 23:35 UTC
540 points
24 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] Fo­rum + LW re­la­tion­ship: What is the effect?

Rockwell23 Jan 2023 21:35 UTC
56 points
26 comments1 min readEA link

On the First An­niver­sary of my Best Friend’s Death

Rockwell6 Mar 2023 4:59 UTC
219 points
9 comments4 min readEA link
(www.rockwellschwartz.com)

A Be­lated Post-Mortem of My En­trepreneurial Journey

Deena Englander23 Jun 2023 21:52 UTC
32 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

It’s not all that simple

Brnr00113 Mar 2023 4:33 UTC
164 points
20 comments9 min readEA link

Get­ting over my fear that go­ing ve­gan would make me weak and unhealthy

Drew Housman3 Jul 2023 12:57 UTC
105 points
25 comments5 min readEA link

On be­ing am­bi­tious: failing suc­cess­fully & less unnecessarily

Luke Freeman26 May 2022 7:21 UTC
171 points
10 comments21 min readEA link

Juan B. Gar­cía Martínez on tack­ling many causes at once and his jour­ney into EA

Amber Dawn30 Jun 2023 13:48 UTC
92 points
3 comments8 min readEA link
(contemplatonist.substack.com)

[Question] What hap­pens when EAs re­tire?

BrownHairedEevee5 Jul 2023 2:53 UTC
14 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Post-EAG Mu­sic Party

Jeff Kaufman18 Nov 2023 3:02 UTC
36 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Reflec­tions on my time on the Long-Term Fu­ture Fund

abergal2 Aug 2023 1:32 UTC
179 points
20 comments8 min readEA link

EA is three rad­i­cal ideas I want to protect

Peter Wildeford27 Mar 2023 15:31 UTC
619 points
16 comments4 min readEA link

An­to­nio Mon­tani on team-build­ing and ikigai

Amber Dawn22 Aug 2023 13:18 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(contemplatonist.substack.com)

I’m a Former Is­raeli Officer. AMA

Yovel Rom10 Oct 2023 10:35 UTC
66 points
33 comments1 min readEA link

Daniel Wu on health­care en­trepreneur­ship, digi­tal no­mad­ing, and try­ing out differ­ent ca­reer paths

Amber Dawn12 Apr 2023 12:28 UTC
16 points
0 comments15 min readEA link
(contemplatonist.substack.com)

Life in a Day: The film that opened my heart to effec­tive altruism

Aaron Gertler27 Apr 2023 22:44 UTC
179 points
9 comments6 min readEA link

Get­ting into an EA-al­igned or­gani­sa­tion mid-career

Patrick Gruban8 Aug 2023 8:11 UTC
76 points
5 comments7 min readEA link
(www.highimpactprofessionals.org)

Two Years Com­mu­nity Build­ing, Ten Les­sons (Re)Learned

Rockwell10 Aug 2023 2:50 UTC
171 points
6 comments5 min readEA link

A re­port from EAG Boston

Calum7 Nov 2023 1:37 UTC
28 points
3 comments9 min readEA link

I went on a (very) long walk, and it was a great ca­reer decision

Emily Grundy7 Nov 2023 3:57 UTC
93 points
9 comments7 min readEA link

ERA Fel­low­ship Alumni Stories

MvK1 Oct 2023 12:33 UTC
14 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

Why I Spoke to TIME Magaz­ine, and My Ex­pe­rience as a Fe­male AI Re­searcher in Sili­con Valley

Lucretia11 Jun 2023 3:31 UTC
402 points
95 comments40 min readEA link
(medium.com)

EA be­ing a male-dom­i­nated com­mu­nity is start­ing to wear on me. What can I do?

Kirsten11 Jun 2023 15:35 UTC
0 points
8 comments1 min readEA link
(ealifestyles.substack.com)

How I feel about my GWWC Pledge

Michael Townsend29 Nov 2023 4:22 UTC
137 points
7 comments5 min readEA link
(www.givingwhatwecan.org)

On Back­ground: Effec­tive Altru­ism Still Has Friends (Michael Lewis’s Against the Rules)

BrownHairedEevee13 Jun 2023 22:04 UTC
25 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.pushkin.fm)

Peter’s Per­sonal Re­view for Oct-Dec 2014

Peter Wildeford3 Jan 2015 1:48 UTC
6 points
20 comments9 min readEA link

Peter’s 2015 Q1 Per­sonal Review

Peter Wildeford25 Apr 2015 1:33 UTC
2 points
10 comments12 min readEA link

Peter’s 2015 Q2 Per­sonal Review

Peter Wildeford21 Jul 2015 18:17 UTC
5 points
3 comments12 min readEA link

How Should I Spend My Time?

Peter Wildeford8 Jan 2017 3:22 UTC
13 points
10 comments10 min readEA link

My Mid-Ca­reer Tran­si­tion into Biosecurity

Jeff Kaufman2 Oct 2023 21:13 UTC
63 points
22 comments2 min readEA link

My Dona­tions 2023 - Mar­cus Abramovitch

MarcusAbramovitch11 Feb 2024 19:34 UTC
130 points
2 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] How much pres­sure do you feel against ex­ter­nally ex­press­ing views which do not con­form to those of your man­ager or or­gani­sa­tion?

Vasco Grilo10 Feb 2024 9:05 UTC
60 points
16 comments5 min readEA link

My lifelong pledge to give away 10% of my in­come each year (and where I donated in 2023)

James Özden13 Feb 2024 1:58 UTC
78 points
3 comments11 min readEA link

For­mal Sciences vs. So­cial Sciences: A Per­sonal Reflec­tion About Differ­ent Knowl­edge Structures

erug15 Jan 2024 9:41 UTC
1 point
0 comments3 min readEA link

My Pro­fes­sional Spo­tify Wrapped

Prajna Naidoo8 Jan 2024 15:54 UTC
6 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

I was a COVID-19 re­cip­i­ent. Now, I’m an employee

GiveDirectly25 Dec 2021 3:47 UTC
77 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
(www.givedirectly.org)

[Question] How have shorter AI timelines been af­fect­ing you, and how have you been re­spond­ing to them?

Liav.Koren3 Jan 2023 4:20 UTC
34 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

[Opz­ionale] Perché il lun­goter­minismo è diffi­cile per me e come man­tengo la motivazione

EA Italy17 Jan 2023 18:08 UTC
1 point
0 comments7 min readEA link

Why I don’t write as much as I used to (Brian To­masik, 2022)

niplav3 Aug 2022 13:15 UTC
81 points
2 comments2 min readEA link
(briantomasik.com)

Reflec­tion on Bostrom’s com­ments as a woman in EA

lilly13 Jan 2023 10:07 UTC
60 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

What I’m doing

Chris Leong19 Jul 2022 11:31 UTC
28 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

[Opz­ionale] Perché prob­a­bil­mente non sono una lungoterminista

EA Italy17 Jan 2023 18:12 UTC
1 point
0 comments8 min readEA link

On ab­sur­dity

OllieBase10 Oct 2022 20:24 UTC
170 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

Speak the truth, even if your voice trembles

RobertM14 Jan 2023 6:10 UTC
92 points
12 comments5 min readEA link

How do you pri­ori­tize?

lynettebye13 Jul 2022 10:14 UTC
19 points
1 comment12 min readEA link

Reflec­tions and ad­vice on ‘Sum­mer in the Bay’ as or­ganisers think about invit­ing peo­ple to hubs

Elika24 Jan 2023 14:56 UTC
23 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Con­fes­sions of a Re­cent GWWC Pledger (Box­ing Day Giv­ing?!)

Harry Luk25 Dec 2023 8:34 UTC
59 points
10 comments10 min readEA link
(www.linkedin.com)

“Sta­tus” can be cor­ro­sive; here’s how I han­dle it

Akash24 Jan 2023 1:25 UTC
22 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

[[Sur­vey launch]] Gen­der in EA

GSand25 Jan 2023 5:24 UTC
22 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Les­sons Learned Or­ga­niz­ing an EA x Grad­u­ate Stu­dents’ Group

McGill EA x Law27 Jan 2023 21:41 UTC
5 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

EAG Or­ga­niz­ing Team Really Drop­ping the Ball

Vilfredo's Ghost27 Jan 2023 21:36 UTC
−27 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

What I Got From EAGx Boston

james.lucassen7 Apr 2022 22:20 UTC
20 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(jlucassen.com)

Wits & Wagers: An En­gag­ing Game for Effec­tive Altruists

JohnW1 Feb 2023 9:30 UTC
31 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

EA, 30 + 14 Rapes, and My Not-So-Good Ex­pe­rience with EA.

There_is_a_problem18 Feb 2023 3:39 UTC
3 points
52 comments2 min readEA link

EA’s weird­ness makes it un­usu­ally sus­cep­ti­ble to bad behavior

OutsideView5 Feb 2023 6:01 UTC
199 points
69 comments4 min readEA link

How Josiah be­came an AI safety researcher

Neil Crawford29 Mar 2022 19:47 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Things I didn’t feel that guilty about be­fore get­ting in­volved in effec­tive altruism

Ada-Maaria Hyvärinen28 Dec 2022 14:47 UTC
110 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Polyamory and dat­ing in the EA community

Another Anonymous Account13 Feb 2023 6:24 UTC
165 points
12 comments9 min readEA link

Im­pos­tor syn­drome: how I cured it with spread­sheets and med­i­ta­tion

Kat Woods10 Feb 2023 15:05 UTC
56 points
13 comments19 min readEA link

What Does Self-Care Look Like For You?

lynettebye26 Jul 2022 10:42 UTC
14 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

Peo­ple Will Some­times Just Lie About You

aella18 Feb 2023 2:27 UTC
358 points
82 comments18 min readEA link

Get­ting or­ga­ni­za­tional value from EA con­fer­ences, fea­tur­ing Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship’s experience

Amy Labenz17 Feb 2023 13:32 UTC
55 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

I Am Not An Altruist

clem17 Feb 2023 11:30 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism in the gar­den of ends

tyleralterman31 Aug 2022 20:47 UTC
258 points
43 comments23 min readEA link

[Question] How do you feel? No dis­course allowed

Nathan Young22 Feb 2023 22:51 UTC
23 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

How to deal with con­flict in EA?

Ariel Pontes17 Nov 2022 8:49 UTC
26 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

Six Take­aways from EA Global and EA Retreats

Akash16 Dec 2021 21:14 UTC
55 points
4 comments10 min readEA link

What Should be Taught in Work­shops for Com­mu­nity Builders?

Akash15 Nov 2021 18:41 UTC
15 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

My Ex­pe­rience Donat­ing Blood Stem Cells, or: Why You Should Join a Bone Mar­row Registry

Silas Strawn3 Jan 2024 1:07 UTC
77 points
13 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] FTX Poll Post—What do you think about the FTX crisis, given some time?

Nathan Young8 Mar 2023 10:22 UTC
34 points
46 comments1 min readEA link

GWWC Mem­ber Videos

Giving What We Can28 Jun 2022 23:40 UTC
32 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Reflec­tions on my 5-month AI al­ign­ment up­skil­ling grant

Jay Bailey28 Dec 2022 7:23 UTC
112 points
5 comments8 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

We need to speak about mid-ca­reers and high-im­pact organizations

ClaireB15 Sep 2023 21:27 UTC
41 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

The his­tory of the term ‘effec­tive al­tru­ism’

William_MacAskill11 Mar 2014 2:03 UTC
51 points
9 comments4 min readEA link

Why EA groups should not use “Effec­tive Altru­ism” in their name.

KoenSchoen19 Feb 2021 22:00 UTC
146 points
29 comments12 min readEA link

Bad Omens in Cur­rent Com­mu­nity Building

Theo Hawking12 May 2022 15:41 UTC
568 points
131 comments18 min readEA link

Reflec­tions On Giv­ing 10% Of My In­come To Effec­tive Charities

Samie Dorgham14 Nov 2023 15:42 UTC
28 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Learn­ing from non-EAs who seek to do good

Siobhan_M8 Dec 2022 0:22 UTC
261 points
22 comments7 min readEA link

Some prob­lems in op­er­a­tions at EA orgs: in­puts from a dozen ops staff

Vaidehi Agarwalla16 Mar 2023 20:32 UTC
118 points
23 comments6 min readEA link

Philos­o­phy Can Change the World. Peter Singer Proved It. Three Times.

Dean Guzman Wyrzykowski20 May 2023 0:07 UTC
36 points
3 comments10 min readEA link
(simpleheart.substack.com)

Why I’m Not (Yet) A Full-Time Tech­ni­cal Align­ment Researcher

NicholasKross25 May 2023 1:26 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

EA on r/​Place: An Art Pro­ject Post-mortem

EricHerboso13 Apr 2022 21:47 UTC
42 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

Craft­ing Our Mis­sion State­ment: Weighted Fac­tor Models, Shal­low Re­search, and Les­sons Learned for Clar­ity and Impact

Harry Luk13 Oct 2023 16:43 UTC
8 points
4 comments6 min readEA link

The Seeker’s Game – Vignettes from the Bay

Yulia9 Jul 2023 20:31 UTC
155 points
7 comments16 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Even an obli­gate om­nivore can try to eat less meat

Joe Rogero7 Jul 2023 16:00 UTC
42 points
19 comments2 min readEA link

When I left Google

Jeff Kaufman28 Feb 2021 21:40 UTC
40 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

How to Get More Im­por­tant Things Done with the Eisen­hower [Effort] Matrix

Harry Luk6 Oct 2023 1:00 UTC
15 points
4 comments11 min readEA link

“No-one in my org puts money in their pen­sion”

tobyj16 Feb 2024 15:04 UTC
137 points
10 comments9 min readEA link
(seekingtobejolly.substack.com)

How my think­ing about do­ing good changed over the years

Quadratic Reciprocity18 Dec 2022 1:48 UTC
53 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

On the Jour­ney Towards Action

jessefrances18 Jul 2022 7:01 UTC
3 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

My Reflec­tions Fa­cil­i­tat­ing for EA Vir­tual Programs

Elika2 May 2022 15:21 UTC
40 points
6 comments7 min readEA link

Joey Savoie from Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship and His Prin­ci­ples—OpenPrin­ci­ples Speaker Session

Ti Guo9 Oct 2022 23:53 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Illus­trated Sum­mary: My mis­takes on the path to impact

Hamish McDoodles19 Sep 2022 5:37 UTC
34 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Gen­eral sup­port for “Gen­eral EA”

Arthur Malone26 Jul 2023 21:37 UTC
156 points
7 comments12 min readEA link

Who En­couraged Or In­spired You?

lynettebye12 Sep 2022 7:17 UTC
17 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Some feel­ings, and what’s keep­ing me going

Michelle_Hutchinson25 Nov 2022 12:42 UTC
187 points
7 comments7 min readEA link

Coach­ing match­mak­ing is now open: in­vest in com­mu­nity well­ness by in­vest­ing in yourself

Tee17 Jul 2023 11:17 UTC
39 points
0 comments20 min readEA link

Les­sons from the Grass­roots and Reflec­tions on EA

Keerthana Gopalakrishnan12 Jul 2022 5:12 UTC
18 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
(keerthanapg.com)

My EA Journey

Eli Kaufman20 Aug 2023 9:37 UTC
57 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

[Question] Can any­one re­as­sure me about EA work cul­ture?

anotherEAonaburner24 Mar 2023 4:56 UTC
28 points
18 comments4 min readEA link

My Effec­tive Altru­ism Story

UtilityMonster5 Jun 2022 15:56 UTC
33 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

Univer­sity EA Groups Need Fixing

Dave Banerjee3 Aug 2023 21:06 UTC
363 points
111 comments10 min readEA link

Job Pro­file Recruiter

PV23 Aug 2022 8:16 UTC
21 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

How I Came To Longter­mism On My Own & An Out­sider Per­spec­tive On EA Longtermism

Jordan Arel7 Aug 2022 2:42 UTC
34 points
2 comments20 min readEA link

Learn­ing by do­ing internships

auroraht26 Mar 2019 22:17 UTC
22 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Diver­sifi­ca­tion is Underrated

Justis17 Nov 2022 21:09 UTC
49 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

What does “Effec­tive” in EA mean to you?

jacquesthibs27 Jul 2022 5:43 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Public Cog­ni­tive Dis­so­nance About Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Is Terrifying

Evan_Gaensbauer22 Aug 2023 0:13 UTC
19 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Les­sons Learned Or­ga­niz­ing an EA x Law Group

McGill EA x Law24 Dec 2022 1:52 UTC
8 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

Numer­i­cal Break­down of 47 1-on-1s as an EAG First-Timer (Go­ing All Out Strat­egy)

Harry Luk6 Nov 2023 17:01 UTC
42 points
10 comments13 min readEA link

Big EA and Its In­finite Money Printer

Arjun Panickssery29 Apr 2022 17:57 UTC
70 points
13 comments7 min readEA link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

[Up­dated] What’s the the­ory of change of “Come to the bay over the sum­mer!”?

Luise8 Jun 2022 18:22 UTC
41 points
30 comments8 min readEA link

Men­tal health sup­port from Ser­gia for EA

sergia27 Mar 2023 14:15 UTC
−29 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(m.facebook.com)

EA Ori­gin Story Round-Up

Kirsten2 Jun 2023 21:10 UTC
30 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(ealifestyles.substack.com)

Some of My Cur­rent Im­pres­sions En­ter­ing AI Safety

Phib28 Mar 2023 5:18 UTC
5 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

How I failed to form views on AI safety

Ada-Maaria Hyvärinen17 Apr 2022 11:05 UTC
210 points
71 comments40 min readEA link

What’s sur­prised me as an en­try-level gen­er­al­ist at Open Phil & my recom­men­da­tions to early ca­reer professionals

Sam Anschell30 Mar 2023 21:48 UTC
98 points
4 comments12 min readEA link

[Question] What would you like to ask a se­nior staff mem­ber who joined a new EA-al­igned org with­out pre­vi­ous EA ex­pe­rience?

lukasj1028 Jul 2022 21:11 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What is the jour­ney to car­ing more about 1) oth­ers and 2) what is re­ally true even if it is in­con­ve­nient?

Sophia16 Jul 2022 11:31 UTC
6 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

The EA com­mu­ni­ties that emerged from the Chicx­u­lub crater

Silvia Fernández14 Nov 2022 19:46 UTC
16 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

One EA’s Per­spec­tive on Depression

Dave Cortright1 Apr 2023 5:18 UTC
19 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Case Study of EA Global Re­jec­tion + Crit­i­cisms/​Solutions

Constance Li23 Sep 2022 11:38 UTC
234 points
157 comments24 min readEA link

Ur­gent—What is the most good I can do with ~$400 mil­lion in Monero?

I_machinegun_Kelly1 Apr 2023 9:35 UTC
38 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

Lit­tle (& effec­tive) altruism

Parmest Roy2 Jun 2022 19:05 UTC
23 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

A sub­jec­tive ac­count of what it’s like to join an EA-al­igned org with­out pre­vi­ous EA knowledge

lukasj1030 Aug 2022 16:51 UTC
81 points
6 comments5 min readEA link

Found­ing the Against Malaria Foun­da­tion: Rob Mather’s story

Giving What We Can30 Aug 2022 1:23 UTC
51 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(youtu.be)

Rewrit­ing My Mind­set: My Ex­pe­rience with CBT for Perfectionism

lynettebye6 Apr 2023 15:54 UTC
50 points
5 comments10 min readEA link

Ask Me Any­thing about par­ent­ing as an Effec­tive Altruist

Geoffrey Miller26 Sep 2022 23:35 UTC
69 points
56 comments1 min readEA link

Recom­mend Me EAs To Write About

Stephen Thomas26 Oct 2022 20:52 UTC
59 points
8 comments2 min readEA link

Be­ing at peace with Doom

Johannes C. Mayer9 Apr 2023 15:01 UTC
15 points
7 comments4 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Four ques­tions I ask AI safety researchers

Akash17 Jul 2022 17:25 UTC
30 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Socrates Café: A Differ­ent Ap­proach to Dis­cus­sion

Ryan Adler4 Jun 2022 23:34 UTC
27 points
6 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] Talk­ing about EA with friend who has an in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity — any ad­vice?

Hayven Frienby28 Dec 2023 17:45 UTC
15 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Mak­ing Com­mu­nity Build­ing a more at­trac­tive ca­reer path

Vilhelm Skoglund6 Apr 2022 19:28 UTC
113 points
34 comments13 min readEA link

Les­sons learned from talk­ing to >100 aca­demics about AI safety

mariushobbhahn10 Oct 2022 13:16 UTC
138 points
21 comments1 min readEA link

Ve­ga­pho­bia—A Brief Presentation

dlnrbts28320 Dec 2022 21:08 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Effec­tive Peer Sup­port Net­work in FTX crisis (Up­date)

Emily14 Nov 2022 12:09 UTC
133 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

I’m In­ter­view­ing Kat Woods, EA Pow­er­house. What Should I Ask?

SereneDesiree20 Sep 2022 9:49 UTC
4 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Use “care” with care.

ricoh_aficio9 Feb 2017 6:38 UTC
31 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

Why I Be­came an Effec­tive Altruist

HaseebQ23 Aug 2015 22:26 UTC
19 points
1 comment4 min readEA link

Think again: Should EA be a so­cial move­ment?

An A2 Sep 2022 11:45 UTC
12 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

Sav­ing the World, and Heal­ing the Sick

Gregory Lewis12 Feb 2015 19:03 UTC
18 points
9 comments20 min readEA link

Start­ing and run­ning your own mini pro­jects: What I’ve learnt run­ning a newslet­ter for a year

SofiaBalderson16 Apr 2023 17:35 UTC
62 points
1 comment6 min readEA link
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