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

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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