Bentoism – Should I Outcomes Effect Me Now and Us Then.
Bentoism was developed by the co-founder of Kickstarter Yancey Strickler.
Bentoism was introduced in a book called “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World” by Yancey Strickler that theorizes that the world operates according to a limited understanding of self-interest. We see Now Me as the only rational perspective. The other spaces are seen as emotional or nebulous when they’re seen at all.
Bentoism extends how we define self-interest. Its structure expands beyond the here and now. This is useful as a personal tool (the focus of this website) or as a way to identify new values and forms of growth (the long-term goal of Bentoism).
Bentoism is the belief that our self-interest isn’t solely defined by what we want and need right now. Our self-interest extends to the considerations of our future selves, the people who rely on us, and the next generation.