I was nominated for the ice bucket challenge and apparently you have to dump ice to get out of donating money or donate $100
Isn’t that a little absurd? Correct me if I’m wrong about this but shouldn’t they be glad I’m donating at all and not taking an out?
Sure, the videos are a great way to spread awareness but what good is awareness if you don’t take action?
I donated $10 instead of pouring ice on my head because I’m poor as it is and that’s all I really can afford.
Videos and hashtags can’t save lives, actions do.
But seriously, $100 or nothing seems ridiculous to me.
[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.
1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson
1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson
1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson
1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson
1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]
1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.