I believe that shared knowledge and wisdom are the means to freedom from the malicious and divisive inclinations of ignorance. Wikipedia has always been an instrument of understanding, about humanity, ourselves, our history, our beliefs, and the Universe around us. Knowledge attained through channels like Wikipedia facilitate our efforts in molding the future. While a donation to another charitable institution to feed the hungry (among many other humanitarian and compassionate activities) is undoubtedly admirable, knowledge in the hands of people capable of responsibly wielding it is exponentially beneficial to the world. I would like to think that a donation to Wikipedia isn't merely for the sake of one organization's vision and objectives, but it is a gesture of belief in a legacy for the sake of future generations.
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