My Philanthropic Pledge by Warren Buffett
My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. I’ve worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fate’s distribution of long straws is wildly capricious.
Wherein, Warren outlines, in just under a page and a half, why he is giving 99% of his wealth away before he dies. A great American but, more importantly, a decent and humble human.
The link above is to a PDF and, you should click it, download it, read it, and then ask yourself one simple question – What have you done today to make just one person’s life better?
Not enough? Thought so. Me neither. Let’s change that.