Effective altruism is not just a concept or a philosophy. It is a life to live; it takes not just empathy and compassion but also wisdom and intelligence. We help within our capacity. We help by strengthening our body, mind, and spirit to gain the resources necessary to create change. It sounds difficult to become an effective altruist with the life many of us are accustomed to, but maybe we could start by asking the same question that West has been asking.