What does it mean to strive for equality of opportunity? It is certainly not a simple goal, it is not one that is going to be achieved in a short period of time. That's ok, we are here for the long term.
Equality of opportunity is multi-faceted. It is a combination of removing barriers to opportunity and creating new ones in the space left behind. We believe it is the goal most worth pursuing, the overarching goal to which all other attempts at improving the lives of others lead.
Equality of opportunity is not about ensuring everyone ends up with the same outcome, but ensuring that we remove the handicaps that people neither deserve nor earn but are often stuck with. Handicaps that my appear at any stage of life, in many different forms.
It is our job to merge the worlds of measurement and possibility. In a measurement world you set a goal and work towards it, in a world of possibility you set a context and let life unfold. Imagine a world in which we don’t set expectations to live up to, but possibilities for people to live into.
That’s a world that we are striving to build. It’s a world that we can’t build without you.
Just Be Nice
A collection of articles relevant to pursuing the effective execution of altruism in the search for equality of opportunity.