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.

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