Utilitarianism is a fairly complex philosophy with lots of misconceptions. I intend to clear up those misconceptions as this blog goes on and establish utilitarianism as a philosophy and lifestyle that can be commonsense and lived out in everyday life. But utilitarianism doesn’t need to be complex. It’s actually fairly simple. If you think that everyone should be treated equally and recognize that we can’t save everyone at once and must prioritize, then you’d sympathize with utilitarianism. There certainly are other motivations to be a utilitarian, and I’ll talk about them eventually. But a concern for equality is my motivation.