I know what you’re thinking.
You see the title of this post and you see who wrote it and you just might assume that I’m going to ask everyone to join hands and sing Kumbaya. Again.
Maybe you figure that idealism is all well and good for pink-haired bleeding hearts, but it doesn’t pay the bills.
Sure, it’s great to donate and volunteer and do pro bono work … later. Right now, you’re trying to make the cashflow work. Right now, you need to take care of your family. Idealism is going to have to wait until you can afford it.
I totally understand this line of thinking, because I used to think the same way. The only problem is, getting trapped in this mindset will keep you broke.