All right, all right, so Mata Amritanandamayi (“Amma”) has hugged 27 million people in her life and raised tens of millions of dollars for orphanages, earthquake relief, and organizations that feed the poor.
But has there been a formal evaluation of these hugs? And does Amma have a strategic plan? :o)
As my colleague, erasmus, points out, it’s about efficiency:
Assuming that a hug takes about 5 seconds on average, if she had shortened each hug by half a second, she could have saved enough time to hug another 2.7 million people.