If you’re young, privileged, and interested in creating a life of meaning, of course you’d be attracted to solving problems that seem urgent and readily solvable
The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems
Courtney Martin
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While this is largely true, I have conducted thought experiments in USA & India amongst children/teens from low income backgrounds. The intent was to understand what level of abstractness can informational & educational exposure allow. I quote it here because even these kids without privilege were keen on solving problems that weren’t theirs & thought it could all be cracked easily.

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