Over at Another Coconut (which I nominated for a VBA), there is a post about helping the victims of the recent super typhoon that hit our country.
It has been scientifically proven that contributing to charity has positive effects on your well-being. It also automatically makes you an awesome person instead of a person who just PRETENDS to be awesome.
I know that not a lot of people read this blog (I have like, what, five or six viewers, myself included?), but I feel that it’s my responsibility to at least START doing something instead of looking at all of the pictures and videos and newscasts and heart-wrenching messages of the survivors and FEELING bad.
And if I could get even just *one* person to donate because of this post, then this post was worth it.
Fuck all that talk about the “indomitable Filipino spirit”, that’s bullshit we say to make ourselves feel better and you KNOW it. This isn’t the time for rhetoric and feel-good speeches, it’s the time for action. We say that we care so much about our fellowmen on social media – now’s the time to step up and PROVE it in real life.
Here’s a compilation of all the links I see popping up on…
It’s a Tuesday here in the Philippines and, for many people, it’s the first day of work this week – yesterday was a national holiday. As such, as a friend on Twitter pointed out, people might be feeling a wee bit grumpy right now – it’s so easy to have weekend hangover after a long weekend. That’s why I think it’s wonderful that today (of all days) I ran across some feel-good readings that make me feel all wonderful about the human race. Not only do they make me feel better (although to be honest my bitterness mostly comes from the fact that I didn’t get to enjoy the long weekend – my shift is from Tuesday to Saturday), but I’m sure that other people will find them uplifting as well.
That being said, there’s no rule stating that only people who are feeling grumpy deserve the benefits of stories filled with hope. Which is why I’m posting them here, where other less grumpy people might be able to find them.