Jason Hope made headlines when journalist found out that he donated a half million dollars to the SENS Foundation. People all over the world were inspired and he gave credibility to philanthropy, which is sometimes ridiculed for being a vehicle for tax breaks. One should not believe that money is the only way to be philanthropic because that would be a fallacy. If John was poor he would still find ways to give charity. Read further and find out how.
He says that technology is life for him and part of his identity. If he was a low to middle class worker he would find a way to get involved in technological development by volunteering his time. Many organizations are accepting volunteers to share their time whether they are skilled or unskilled. Jason would find great joy in assisting with projects that lead to advanced products that are capable of restoring youth and fighting diseases.
If John was to quit his business, career and even the philanthropy project he would still find a meaningful activity. He would ponder about ways to use the knowledge inside his head, which does no one any good if it remains a secret. Countless organizations with teaching positions could really use a person that is college educated, business savvy and influential. Schools for poor children and language schools abroad are great opportunities for a guy like Jason.
Philanthropy does not always have involve large sums of money even though that is the classic definition. What you take for granted may be of value to someone else. If Jason Hope decided to give charity free of money it would possibly involve volunteering his time, or teaching. Now ask yourself where your strengths lie and ask yourself if you can be philanthropic by making a difference in someone’s life.