I was nominated to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This is a great cause and I’ve seen countless extremely touching videos about those with and without ALS and the impact of this challenge.
I completely understand the concept and the need to raise awareness and the importance of funding.
Somewhere along the lines something was lost in translation. My OCD started to pick apart all the videos - not using 5 gallons of water, not donating, the message is wrong etc.
I cannot consciously support one cause and negatively impact another.
The gallons and gallons of wasted water … This makes my heart cringe …
… Just a Drop is a great organization.
Not always. Often, yes. But not always. You can forgive within yourself so you can feel peace, but outwardly forgiving some people is an invitation to continue being hurt and walked over. There’s a place to draw the line.
You’re not obligated to deal with anyone’s bullshit, if someone does something unforgivable, come to peace with it inside of yourself but don’t feel obligated to open with welcoming forgiveness. It can be a personal thing, and in many situations is best that way.
Have you read Desmond Tutu’s No Future Without Forgiveness? It’s pretty insightful. It’s speaks about this amongst other things. :)
"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
This is honestly the best explanation I have ever seen.