On Monday evening I got to meet my idol.
I attended a talk by Peter Singer at Conway Hall in London on Effective Altruism.
Peter Singer is a modern day philosopher. His theories on everything from the treatment of animals in factory farming to the neglect of those suffering in far away countries are not just abstract philosophy but practical discussions of real issues. And he doesn’t just discuss them, he puts his money where his mouth and donates much of his income to charity and is vegetarian.
His book Animal Liberation convinced me to become vegetarian and set me on a path to veganism and Effective Altruism.
This talk was about Effective Altruism and his new book The Most Good You Can Do and you can imagine my excitement