Effective altruism is about recognizing the importance of using our lives
to do the most good we can and looking for ways to help others that are
high-impact and well-supported by evidence. This approach may sound obvious,
but careful consideration of the impact of different strategies for doing
good can lead to some surprising, and even controversial, conclusions.
A great way to start learning about our perspective is to watch Peter Singer's TED talk. If it piques your interest, have a look through the introductory links on the Effective Altruism Forum.