A letter to my future self

Ten years from now you will be 35 years old. Hello future me. How are you? Is life treating you well?

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I gave away money without knowing if it will do good

Let me start this post with a disclaimer. The intent of writing this blog is not to brag about my charitable donation. (Trust me, it is nothing to brag about and there are plenty of people who donate or volunteer more). Rather, I want to shed some light on a type of charity I strongly believe in. A form of donating that is sometimes frowned upon and remains a bit of a mystery. A type of giving that ask nothing in return from the receiver. And therefore, a type of giving that has the potential to fund people’s drug and alcohol addiction. Yet, also a type of giving that has the potential to eradicate global poverty within our lifetime. In a nutshell, it is the concept of giving money to the poor without any conditions. Let me explain.

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Is blogging even sustainable?

A while ago blogging was announced dead. This proclamation related to the decrease in marketing spending on blogs in favour of other platforms, such as podcasts, Instagram and YouTube. The marketing budgets might have gone down, but the influence bloggers have on their readership is bigger than ever. This is particularly true in the space of the sustainability sector. Lifestyle bloggers all over the world take the complexity of sustainability issues and translate them into simple everyday practices. In fact, the blogosphere has been called the fastest growing source for environmental information. But is it really that simple? Is blogging really a force for good in the fight against environmental degradation. Or are we all just kidding ourselves?

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