In 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett challenged fellow billionaires to give away at least half of their wealth. Since then, more than 100 billionaires have signed the “Giving Pledge.” For a moment, I felt this deep sense of relief. But, while they are trying to eradicate poverty by giving away huge sums of their fortunes to charities, I can’t help to wonder: what is the real solution?
“In solidarity with France. No one deserves to be bombed. We keep trying the same solutions though. More bombings in retaliation, and it hasn’t been working. I’ve heard crazy defined as someone who does the same thing over and over and over again, but expects a different result. I wonder what that makes us.” -hawah
Have you recently felt unprepared?
Perhaps you’ve told yourself, “I can’t apply for that job. I need more preparation. I don’t have enough experience.” Or maybe you’ve said, “I can’t go on that trip overseas. I’ve never traveled out of the country before!”
We spend so much of our lives “preparing” ourselves. We’re preparing to get on stage in front of people and speak. We’re preparing to gain the knowledge and skills to apply for that job. We’re preparing to get married. We’re preparing to have children.