Support Wait But Why

If you’re here, it means you either have a desire to support Wait But Why or you’re on some dark procrastination spiral where you’re just clicking every button on this site to avoid working by any means necessary. For those who want to support Wait But Why, thank you! We exist only because of reader support (there are no ads on the site cause ads are gross), and your support goes a long way. Wait But Why is free and will always be free. And you’re allowed to leave this page and reject the concept of supporting the site. We still like you. If you’d like to help us keep doing what we do, there are five great ways:

1) Spread the word. A free way to help us in a massive way is to simply tell your friends about the site and share our articles on social media.

2) Make a small monthly pledge through Patreon. Patreon is a service made for this exact situation. You can click the button below to see our page and my video explainer:

WBW on Patreon

3) Make a one-time donation through PayPal. If monthly pledges aren’t your thing, normal donation works great too.

4) Check out our store. Buy something if you like what’s there (or send us feedback about what should be there if you don’t like anything).

5) Subscribe. The best way for a blog to grow a long-lasting readership is with email subscription. Plus, it’s easier than having to remember to come back to the site again and again or guess exactly when Tim will post each new article. We know how overloaded everyone’s inbox is, so we treat our email list like gold, sending an email only when there’s a new post and almost never for any other reason (and of course, we’d never share your email with anyone). You can subscribe here:

Thanks for reading, thanks for supporting, and thanks for existing (we needed a third thanks)-

Tim and Andrew

  • Vicky

    Hi Guys,

    Love your work! Think my brother will too hence my signing him up without his knowledge!

    Perth, Australia

  • hi

    hey cousin tim

  • Mayra

    Spanishhhh please

  • A Guy With No Life

    You guys are awesome! Please make more awesome things and I’ll remember to recommend this place to my friends!

  • Pavich

    It would be great if you ship your tee to my country, free of charge. I really love your logo tee.

  • This site

    is freaking awesome. I can’t say if often enough, it is awesome

  • Fug

    I find myself accosting strangers to scribble your URL on their foreheads. You might now be wondering where you can find strangers to accost that have multiple foreheads, but I won’t tell you; a man has to have his secrets.

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  • Jay Schwartz from NYC

    The scope of your interests and your ability to popularize them is Asimovian.

  • Sam

    Really insightful and a joy to read. You guys are absolutely hilarious and you we able to highlight pertinent issues in a concise easy to read manner. Keep practicing and pushing for humanity!!
    Much love!

  • Felix


    not everyone has access to PayPal or is in shipping range of your shop. I try to donate in digital currency when I’m online. Would you accept that?


    • Dobby

      Bro, did you get caught for PP fraud or something? You have bitcoins / digital currencies but no PP?

  • Bill

    That’s helpful and very nice to know

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  • Just discovered this blog a month ago and absolutely love it. It is very refreshing to see unique original well thought out content like this. That said, I’d love to support you via some kind of mircro-tipping button using Bitcoin; have you thought about adding a ChangeTip button to your blog posts? I think you’d get a good deal of “tips” just from this simple addition and could help to fund future content research 🙂

  • Pragathi

    I stumbled upon your website when I got the usual mails from my Pocket account. Boy, was your article on the Fermi Paradox fantabulous! It was an out-of-the-world article (Pun intended). I love all of your posts, especially the one on procrastination. Great going, guys! Kudos! I am expecting a lot more such quirky posts from you! 🙂

    • Gustav Jansson

      I found out about your fantastic… website, as you like calling it 🙂 the exact same way. Love your way of writing, keep it up! 🙂

  • bakerd

    I don’t know if i have been out of the loop or what, but this dude is going to be huge. Maybe he already is and I’m just an idiot, but he has a serious gift. And i can tell you right now he has seen some sht. Good and bad. Def has experimented with drugs, which in my opinion open ones eyes, however i think he found his way out of the fog. Some of these topics are so incredibly dangerous to society, yet they are absolutely 110% true observations by a 32 year old. His ability to explain things like you would touter a student are what make him so special. The Facebook article was a bold move, one that will prob be his claim to fame. If he continues to write such captivating articles/blogs, man, i don’t know. I just think he is that good, and I’m not sure if the truthism thing was his idea or not, but that right there is truth. The only truth. And if you don’t get it, then you are part of the problem, and will be directly responsible for the demise of this isolated piece of rock that formed out of the stuff leftover from the gradational collapse of a huge cloud of gas and dust. As will i, but at least i was aware of my animalistic instincts and worked every day to tame them. But it is hard walking around these days and REALLY looking at everything. Are you kidding me? We are so screwed

  • mpatel

    Last night, before going to sleep, I was browsing Business Insider and came across this article “Putting Time in Perspective”! This was the first time ever, I actually went looking for who was the author of this article. That was when I found out WBW and have already read many articles. My mind has still been boggling with the great perspectives the author(s) has and it’s just unbelievable. Like the previous post says “you have a serious gift” – you definitely do! Keep posting great pictures. I ended up reading about soul and religion as well in one of the posts, and I think it is so true that we do have a supreme being on all of us. I haven’t been able to believe it yet, but yes, we all do and we can’t deny that. It could be God, it could be some other universe controlling us like we are robots, or it could be a group of universes involved together in creating all of us and we are a tiny tiny bit particle of this whole – whatever it’s called “Multiverse/Bubble of Universes/What not”!

    Great articles to promote self realization. We need these in this age of stressful life where technology keeps changing and we feel outdated. But, who are we really? – Cells and atoms – We are the owners of our database in the brain, we are the ones who can control if we want to be happy or not, nothing should affect us – not even a rude answer from anyone. People like you can definitely bring this awareness and please keep going!

  • Mofo Harry

    I really love the IGM. He is a real thing. He is with me more often than not. My fiancé and I talk about how the monkey turned our day upside down and how we achieved nothing close to what we had planned on any given day. So I ordered my fiancé an IGM from your WBW store. We are dating long-distance currently and so when I told her I had a surprise for her when I came home, she pleaded with me to tell her what it is. So while we were on Skype chatting I took it out of the bag it was posted in. There was another clear bag that the IGM was wrapped in too. My fiancé couldn’t see what it was yet but I saw a sticker on the clear bag and I read it out loud. The sticker says “12-inch instant gratification plush toy”. So when my fiancé heard this I don’t know if the expression on her face was delight or fear, but it was classic. When I explained it was the IGM and I showed her the IGM, I’m pleased to say she was still very excited. Just thought I’d share that story. I laughed for days after that.
    I’m definitely going to be buying some Tees and stuff in future, and I love the posts. Great information, great insight, mixed with great humour. Keep up the great work guys.

  • Jim

    I’m sure you get thousands and thousands of these, but here is one more. Thank you thank you for what you do. Your posts are very insightful, your perspectives mind blowing, and your communication style makes it easy to absorb. Thank you for shining a light on my instant gratification monkey. Now that I see him, he is much more easily caged. I encourage all to support Tim either through a donation or a store purchase so he can keep up the great work. I have a store suggestion… How about a caged monkey? Thanks again.

    • totally agree with you for everything except the bit about the caged monkey

      • jaime_arg

        Yeah, you’re right, there’s no way his monkey is in a cage. Otherwise he would be doing something productive instead of commenting here like us.

        • No I mean the caged monkey toy on the shop.

          • jaime_arg

            I know, it was a joke.

  • James Lacy

    No patreon option?

  • A

    Let me know when you’ve discovered Bitcoin Tim

    • jaime_arg

      Maybe he doesn’t want to gamble with his (the site’s) money.

      • Jake S

        Bitcoin is volatile, but he could exchange the Bitcoin for USD instantly after a donation. There are some fees in the exchange but overall it is a good option to have. It is by far the easiest and fastest method of online payment.

  • Jack Alderson

    Fucking love your work. Would really like to donate/order from the store. Have you ever considered accepting crypto-currency? Seems like something that might be up your alley

  • KJ

    Hey, I’d like to imaginatively narrate these on youtube or something, would be fun.
    If you don’t already do that, let me know if I can.

  • Jake S

    I really love your work! I am so glad I came across this site. You should look into Bitcoin as a way of accepting donations/payments.

  • jaime_arg

    I JUST realized that this site has no ads. Do you realize what that means? That means you could have had ads all along and I wouldn’t have cared… much.

  • Michael Nelson

    I was just read the “The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction” post you made. It is by far the most interesting post I have ever read on the internet, Half way through it I went to disable my adblock because I wanted to support this site and then saw that there are no ads. I then went to support this page using Patreon and saw that you have chosen to not have ads. I do not know if this is a realistic idea but thought I would share, if you added your own add block and told users that you are choosing to block ads but gave readers the option to disable adblock because we want to support this site many people would do it. If i saw something telling me that you were intentionally blocking ads unless I chose to see them in order to help you generate revenue I would absolute disable it and then would probably click on the ads just to increase your revenue. What you are doing is incredible and I want to thank you so much for doing it. I am going to spread this site to as many people as I possibly can. Thank you for doing this.

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