It makes me so disappointed when people blindly believe the rumor, hearsay and misinformation that now spreads like a superbug across the web and that burrows deep into the media.
It doesn’t seem like many people stop to research the content they read to see if it’s true, or god forbid, make a well-considered decision for themselves. Which is funny to me, since we have more information at our fingertips than ever.
I guess it’s easier to believe the ridiculous and the extreme, point fingers, villify and jump on the bandwagon. Easier to reblog or link instead of think. I wish more people would put in the effort and reach their own conclusions, instead of latching on to whatever opinion’s en vogue.
Myself included sometimes. Here’s to committing to not taking the easy way out.
One of the nonprofits I support shared my name and address with some company that subsequently sent it out to hundreds upon hundreds of other nonprofits. Every day, I get at least two pieces of mail from charities - some that I’ve heard of, some that I haven’t - asking me for my money. Some days it’s more like five pieces. I wouldn’t be so upset about this if these nonprofits didn’t include actual pennies and nickels pasted inside their envelopes. Ridiculous. Today, I received an envelope that had two notepads, a dreamcatcher, stickers, and mailing labels from a nonprofit I’ve never heard of and is Christian-affiliated (I’m Jewish). What a waste of money. These are the most backwards fundraising efforts I’ve ever witnessed.
Join the internet age, stop sending junk mail, and figure out your target demographic. Social media and online giving campaigns are a whole lot more effective then guilting potential supporters through loose change.