The value of each of these projects will be discussed in the proposal and via
the email list, but it can be made clear here that - whichever of the projects
we decide to implement - there may be several indirect benefits of carrying
them out, and sooner rather than later might well be best:
- We will help encourage action - in ourselves, and others. (One of the
main problems preventing truly equal consideration of interests will be
our ingrained habits of selfishness and prejudice - we must be prepared to
break our bad habits to improve ourselves.)
- We will encourage the study of utilitarianism - if we are seen to be doing
good work, we will be known as good people, and interest in our philosophy
By their fruits shall ye know them.
- If we adopt a goal-oriented practical outlook, and work to achieve our aims,
then, provided our projects are reasonably successful, in many cases we may
well find the work to be satisfying*. We can help others and ourselves
at the same time!
Current project proposals:
* I do not suggest that our own interests should
be a significant consideration - I would rather these projects were undertaken
altruistically - only that in practice they usually are.