Philosophy November 19, 2022

To Donate Time or Money

To Donate Time or Money?

Volunteering feels good.

A lawyer earning $500 per hour can use the money to hire 2 cleaners to pick up marine debris. If the lawyer volunteers to do the cleaning himself for an hour, he not only works slower than a professional cleaner but also offers his time for lesser value.

In a grand scheme of thing, the lawyer would have contributed more by using his money than his time.

Alas, we have a powerful urge to take part physically, even when our participations are not as aidful.

You may also like...

A Hard Start

You are most vulnerable when you don’t have anything (yet). Others’ opinions of you can eradicate...

Effort Heuristic

When you work hard on a project, you have the tendency to overvalue the project, even...

A Year’s Worth of Achievement

People like to dismiss tasks that do not have any immediate visible results. Training for an...

Honor Your Conscience

When you act against your own conscience, you deaden your soul. You may convince yourself that...