Anyone else getting annoyed by this?
The intentions are clearly good, but it seems that this is just turning into social media attention-whoring, at least in my circle of friends. “Look at me, I’m doing a stunt and tossing $10 to a charity that I never gave two shits about until now!”
I donated blood last week and did not shame anyone else into doing it. I donated $50 to cancer research the other week too, again without publicly shaming people I know into doing the same. I don’t see any need to call attention to my charity or volunteer efforts.
On top of this some people seem to believe that dumping the bucket of ice means you do not have to donate. Just a chance to take part in a meme on facebook, I guess.
I got “called out” yesterday. Fine, I’ll play along, but I’m donating my $10 to another cause. ALS is getting plenty of money right now.
I guess it is all good if it gets people who normally spend their disposable income on themselves to throw a Hamilton to a good cause.