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Doing Better Than Good: Reconsidering Donations

The Soul and Story tagline is "Doing Better Than Good". Which means that the goal is to surpass just doing "good" because sometimes doing good has adverse results. Charitable giving, while admirable, can do more harm than good. Many people have good intentions, but in seeking to do good actually do more harm. This is not intentional of course, it is because we never consider the social and economic impacts of the things we do over the long-term. As I wrote in a previous blog post, we are a meme society, we love quick fixes. Rarely do we do any root cause analysis or take time to really understand the impact of something we do before we do it. And frankly, sometimes, we just don't have the time to think it through.