Non gym related question: what is your opinion on the ice bucket challenge? I think it's great that it's raising awareness but awful that people would rather dump a bucket of water over their head than donate to a cause. also, we are in one of the worst droughts (in California's) history! what do you think?
Asked by Anonymous
I realize that the challenge is designed to raise awareness and that’s great, but if you need to be “nominated” to dump water on your head or donate, you need the re-evaluate what you’re doing.
Perfect example is something that happened between two of my teammates.
"I nominate you for the ALS ice bucket challenge!"
"No that doesn’t do anything."
"Yes it does! It helps spread awareness!"
"Alright… then what’s ALS"
So yeah. I feel like a lot of people only do it to feel like they’re doing something good, but in reality, ALS won’t ever cross their mind again unless it directly affects them or someone they’re close to, which is sad, but it’s the truth.
If people really wanted to do something genuine, they wouldn’t feel the need to make a video about it and let everyone know.
There’s also countless other diseases/conditions out there with foundations who need donations as well, so I wish people would educate themselves and donate to something that is close to them or they’re passionate about.
I feel like I could go on forever but I’ll leave it at that for now.
about the drought, that sucks. It’s sad because the drought not only affects agriculture, but it’s linked to pretty much everything. Food prices will go up. Air quality may decrease. Wildlife may suffer. It’s never ending. I was talking to my grandfather on the phone the other day and he was like “no wonder we’re in a damn drought, all people do these days is dump ice water on their heads.”