FU to "I'm walking across the country to raise awareness" guy.

VMS

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I don't care if you're riding a bike, jogging, walking, or doing it on a unicycle.

I don't care if you're doing it to raise awareness, to raise money for a great charity, whatever.

I don't fucking care. You're just doing what truckers do every fucking day. You're just being a fucking attention whore.
 

jnoble

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I'm guessing you saw the piece on the guy walking across country in a Stormtrooper outfit?
 

ShooterMcGavin

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I don't get how doing this shit raises awareness for anything.

If you want to raise awareness, smoke a lot of cigarettes, get lung cancer, and then attempt to jog across the country. Say you will not stop running until you raise one million dollars from pledges. Then keep the money, because the charity is lung cancer, and you have lung cancer. Badabing, badaboom, your stunt has purpose.
 

fletcher

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Sometimes you just feel like running.

 

whiskeyguy

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I don't get how doing this shit raises awareness for anything.
I think it use to, but it has been done so many times now no one cares. I really think local events such as Relay for Life do much more for causes than this idiotic shit, because at least then businesses will get involved.
 
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Raising "awareness" is really just raising money, but if you say you're raising money people are less likely to pay attention.
 
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Whenever I get one of the Susan G Comen things I reply with, "You find me one person who's not aware of breast cancer and I'll donate".

Usually never hear from them again.
 

MACHINE1376

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I think I am going to start walking across the country to raise awareness for unemployment. Maybe that will change things.....
Or maybe that will just be called irresponsibility.

here's an amusing statistic. When people were shown a starving child, they only wanted to get involved partially. When shown a starving puppy, they wanted to get involved immediately. I think I will bring a starving puppy with me on my walk...
 
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here's an amusing statistic. When people were shown a starving child, they only wanted to get involved partially. When shown a starving puppy, they wanted to get involved immediately.
That's because they see the puppy as purely innocent. The child, while just as innocent, is seen as somehow responsible for their situation.
 
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I think I am going to start walking across the country to raise awareness for unemployment. Maybe that will change things.....
Or maybe that will just be called irresponsibility.
You joke, but we had a family friend do this. He spent 6 months trying to find a job out of college, couldn't find shit, so he hiked the Appalachian Trail. He got interviewed by some news channel, I think Fox.

There's was nothing attention whorish about it, he just went and did it on his own. Turns out it wasn't such a unique idea.
 

Party Rooster

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Whenever I get one of the Susan G Comen things I reply with, "You find me one person who's not aware of breast cancer and I'll donate".

Usually never hear from them again.
I usually reply with a "post tits or get the fuck out" type of message. Until they replied with "one of my tits actually did get the fuck out."

 

JonBenetRamsey

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here's an amusing statistic. When people were shown a starving child, they only wanted to get involved partially. When shown a starving puppy, they wanted to get involved immediately. I think I will bring a starving puppy with me on my walk...
that's because most of the kids in those pictures are black. no one gives a shit about starving black kids.

do you want


to turn into



i didn't think so.
 

Norm Stansfield

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here's an amusing statistic. When people were shown a starving child, they only wanted to get involved partially. When shown a starving puppy, they wanted to get involved immediately. I think I will bring a starving puppy with me on my walk...
Just like most statistics, this one is also an oversimplification of a complex reality. It doesn't say what you think it says about the subjects.

That's because they see the puppy as purely innocent. The child, while just as innocent, is seen as somehow responsible for their situation.
The child's parents are responsible for the situation. The puppy's parents aren't. Humans have the capacity to think ahead and not breed when starving, and when they don't that's by choice. Dogs breed on instinct.

It's also very difficult to just help the human child and not the irresponsible adults who caused it to exist, especially when those adults are in the horrible government which is stealing resources and humanitarian aid away from the starving children, causing you to more likely end up sponsoring a genocide than a starving child. That conundrum doesn't exist with the puppy.

So let's not just start acting like people are somehow wrong for choosing to help the puppy that's right here, instead of "helping" the African child who would probably never get the help anyway. Get the innocent African child away from the people who caused it to starve in the first place, guarantee that my help will reach it, and then I'll let the fucking puppy starve, no problem.

There, the puppy is dead. Happy now?