Holden, whose rationality borders on insanity, expresses chagrin for making a small gift based on personal passion. Then, the next day, he makes clear that his impulsive giving in no way reflects on the values and vision, much less the methodology, of Givewell, his fellow employees, or their Board. I guess, Hard Times is not taught at Harvard, or maybe Holden was taking statistics in that hour or vivisecting a cat. Come on, Holden, live a little. Give to something wild and crazy, maybe in secret. The longer you suppress your charitable passions, the more violent will be the ultimate explosion.