“It’s good for you if people in obscure parts of countries you’ve never heard of are prospering. There is a genuine selfish argument for making the world a better place.”
I’m all about that.
By now, if you aren’t watching Kurzgesagt, you’re really missing out. Kurzgesagt means ‘In A Nutshell’ in German and is the brainchild of Phillip Dettmer. The channel has over five million subscribers, makes infinitely complex science incredibly accessible and is definitely better than those Paul brothers that the news bangs on about.
Imagine a world where celebrities were people that spread the good word of science, as opposed to starting a fire pit in an empty pool or parading around Japan being a total knob. Just imagine that world. I am trying to imagine that world. It’s beautiful.
Kurzgesagt tries to (sort of, indirectly), in their latest video about Egoistic Altruism. Using pies, space travel, cancer, medical research.
The core idea of the video: It’s in your interest for people around the world to be better off – because it’s better for you personally.
My final Life Hack: Watch Kurzgesagt. One of the most interesting channels on YouTube. We totally need these awesome resources.