One of the biggest fallacies of philanthropy is the expectation that money will solve everything and that more money equals greater results. Trillions of dollars are spent globally on social and environmental issues, and very few problems have been solved. Why is that?
There’s an old story about a blind man walking towards a well, and there’s a guy watching. If the blind man falls into the well, who gets the blame? The blind man? Or the guy who’s watching? Understanding what it means to be a true citizen makes the answer clear.
50 Years Ago MLK Said We Had The Resources To End Poverty. So Why Does It Still Exist?
by Manoj Bhargava January 17, 2016
The day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he delivered a Nobel Lecture entitled, The Quest for Peace and Justice, during which he declared, “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”
A great invention is not something necessarily complicated. It’s also not necessarily cool, cutting edge, or even a new idea. The definition of a great invention is something that is useful, easy to execute and makes a huge difference for humanity. It’s not so much about what it is, but rather about what it does.