If one more person links to how much the ice bucket challenge has raised I’m gonna scream. Do you know how much money people spent on Kony 2012 kits? The majority of people do this so they can feel self righteous and get attention for five seconds. People don’t actually care. Like I said, give it a month, and literally nobody will say anything about it anymore. Pseudo activism.
I totally get the whole annoying Facebook bandwagon thing, and I don’t really agree with people who publicize their efforts of “charity” while lacking the initiative to actively participate in said charity after they share their ice bucket video. but I’m thinkin it’s awesome that ALS is getting this much attention, even if fuelled by vanity and attention-seeking, etc. the point is, a ton of (much needed) money has been raised for the research to find a treatment for this debilitating and life-shortening disease. not only money, but also awareness. I’m sure many people who have seen the ice bucket challenge on their newsfeed hadn’t even heard of ALS before this new fad, or if they had heard of it, they hadn’t been fully understanding of how tragic it is. some might take initiative they wouldn’t have before seeing a video on Facebook to get involved and donate money… with illnesses like this, every donation counts.
and there’s a huge difference between blindly believing a propaganda video (Kony 2012) and being part of a movement to stop a real, tangible disease that affects people all over the world.
idk I don’t really understand how bitterness towards the harnessing of social media in order to make a positive change in the lives of the less fortunate is helping any more than the ice bucket challenge itself tbh. just sum thoughts, rant over