"Most of us want to make a difference. We see suffering, injustice and death, and are moved to do something about them. But working out what that ‘something’ is, let alone actually doing it, is a difficult problem. It would be easy to be disheartened by the challenge.
Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. It is a research field which uses high-quality evidence and careful reasoning to work out how to help others as much as possible. It is also a community of people taking these answers seriously, by focusing their efforts on the most promising solutions to the world's most pressing problems."
Fighting Extreme Poverty
The Long-term Future
As the leading local chapter in Asia, Effective Altruism Hong Kong (EAHK) promotes the ideas that:
(1) We are in a unique position to do good, and that it is important for us to care.
(2) Through rational decision making, we can make a much bigger difference.
(3) We can, and do, enjoy being a positive force!