Well, the season of giving is upon us again. Over the next few days those living in the West or in Westernized societies like Singapore are likely to spend at least a few hundred dollars, perhaps more, on gifts, cards, food, drinks, outings, get-togethers, Christmas decorations, etc. But here is a question for you. If you could forgo the gifts and celebrations and so on, in order to save one human life, would you? Think about it for just a minute and then read on.
Peter Singer, perhaps the most accessible, brilliant, not to say controversial (Well! He is Australian!) contemporary philosopher, has recently launched a project which you might find useful according to how you answered the above question. Please read http://thelifeyoucansave.com/idea.html and then have a look at http://thelifeyoucansave.com/