Cheating God

happy to help – it’s simple math: I spend 5 min. to save you 60

in the grand scheme of things, we just cheated god

This was my response when, back in 2009, someone on IRC thanked me for spending time to help them with their website. It has since become shorthand for making others’ life easier because we can, helping me frame the concept of volunteering assistance – for both myself and others.

Philosophers and economists probably have more erudite terms for the same idea.