I want to leave the world better than I found it. I expect some forms of do-gooding to be quite a bit more efficient than others, and I suspect that as a society we have (so far) done too little to figure out which are which.
So on the margin I think that the world needs a bit more scheming. Purely coincidentally, scheming is a hobby of mine—though I regret shifting my attention from very abstract considerations to somewhat abstract considerations, I’m willing to take one for the team.
Sometimes the only rational of a true do-gooder if you will, is that it feels good to be a do-gooder, and feelings can quite often be far from rational.
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