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So recently I had been saving up for a PS4 with WW2 (cousin took last one) and I finally managed to get $400 which was enough for both, but i was checking the mail and I got one of those letters from St Jude hospital and kind of broke down. Therefore I decided to donate the money. Couldn't be happier with my decision as I probably helped kids and/or people. Happy Sunday yall!

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PostMalone
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Blessup my man I hope you get everlasting blessings for your choice

This made my day
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That's really cool that you would do something like that. Really says something about a person.
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That's really nice that you would do something like that, it still gives me faith in humanity.
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I don't like shoving charity ethics down people's throats, but since the topic came up some people might find this interesting and/or inspiring.

If doing stuff like this makes you truly happy like you say - I don't know why it wouldn't - then you should look into Effective Altruism.
It turns charity from a one-off spur of the moment thing into just another part of your daily life.

They give lots of information about what the best way to be charitable is for someone in your income range and what the best charities to donate to are.
William McAskill, the CEO and co-founder for the Centre For Effective Altruism, has said that if you donate $4000 - $5000 to a GiveWell recommended charity then you will have saved a life.

Imagine that you give just 5% of what you earn per year to a GiveWell charity, over the course of your life it's more than plausible that you will have saved many lives.
Imagine running into a burning building and saving a child, that would be a life changing experience. You can essentially do that every few years by pledging to this EA system.

Peter Singer, another prominent figure in this field of ethics, laid out his pledge system like this:

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You did a great thing, but why stop there?

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That is such a amazing thing for you to do.

Saved that money for what you want but decided not to be selfish and help some people in need.

God bless you man.

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Nice thing to do man, you are saving someone's life
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Cohle wroteI don't like shoving charity ethics down people's throats, but since the topic came up some people might find this interesting and/or inspiring.

If doing stuff like this makes you truly happy like you say - I don't know why it wouldn't - then you should look into Effective Altruism.
It turns charity from a one-off spur of the moment thing into just another part of your daily life.

They give lots of information about what the best way to be charitable is for someone in your income range and what the best charities to donate to are.
William McAskill, the CEO and co-founder for the Centre For Effective Altruism, has said that if you donate $4000 - $5000 to a GiveWell recommended charity then you will have saved a life.

Imagine that you give just 5% of what you earn per year to a GiveWell charity, over the course of your life it's more than plausible that you will have saved many lives.
Imagine running into a burning building and saving a child, that would be a life changing experience. You can essentially do that every few years by pledging to this EA system.

Peter Singer, another prominent figure in this field of ethics, laid out his pledge system like this:

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You did a great thing, but why stop there?

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I highly appreciate you posting this information as I'm sure it'll inspire others as it did to myself, Looking more into this right now. Enjoy some rep
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Wow what a contribution , you deserve that PS4
So I'm gonna se what I can do ,

Message me

You deserve a blessing
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This is such a blessing, I'm glad you're so willing to donate and help others!
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