There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on in the world right now, and if you don’t know, it must be a HUGE rock you’re living under. But despite all the turmoil, anger, and disasters, I’m very sad t have to remind people to think for a second before you act on impulses. Here’s what I mean:
1. Texting Money to help people in Japan: Here’s the thing; what happened today was awful, horrible, tragic… HOWEVER, as of this evening Japan has not reached out for help of any kind from any organization outside of their country. They very well may at some point, but right now you are sending money to organizations that may never have anything whatsoever to do with helping Japan, they’re simply collecting money “just in case”. Now there’s nothing at all wrong with being charitable, but if you’re going to give money make sure you’re giving it to a reputable organization that will at least use it for good somewhere else if they don’t end up using it for Japan. Remember, there are people in this world that will take advantage of tragedy.
2. Facebook’s “No Gas” day: really? I’m almost astounded that i have to even mention this one. There is basically a chain letter going around Facebook asking people to all band together and boycott gas on March 31st. Does anyone see the problem with this? One day will not make a difference or send a message, there will simply be a huge spike the day before and the day after. If everyone in the country didn’t by gas for one day, all you would have is bored gas station attendants. The “big evil” oil companies wouldn’t lose a penny because the next day, when everyone had to commute to work, they would simply buy the gas then. Basically you are making yourselves the fool on April fools day. If you’re going to do this, do it right. Quit your job, sell your car and just spend the day protesting, because that’s the only way to affect the supply/demand system. The great thing is, when you die of starvation because you can’t get to the store or afford food, the food prices will go down for the rest of us….