1. Nobody is either good or bad. There is no such thing as completely bad to completely good. Humans are complex creatures with the capacity for good and bad and what they do depends on many environmental factors.
2. No one is going to make you do things. You have to make yourself.
3. How you look is probably not the most important thing about you.
4. Neither is how intelligent you are.
5. Your dreams fade/die if you don't constantly cultivate them.
6. Friendship takes effort.
7. Someone is going to title their post 5 things and tell you 7, that's life, deal with it
I over think everything. Everything, everything, everything. The over thinking mostly ends up in undergoing or not doing at all and its like procrastination x 150,000. It's terrible. It's also ridiculous. It's more ridiculous because we now live in this super hyped up world where everyone seems to be doing and doing and doing...or is seen to be doing. There's a main hustle and a side hustle to a side hustle to a side hustle all wrapped up in a brand name. I've been part of people's hustles and I can't help but ask myself...where is your hustle?
I'm asking myself these questions like...
1. what do you want to achieve
2. How are you going to get there
3. What's the worst thing that would happen if instead of overthinking, you just did??
4. How come pepper soup isn't that common? Even in restaurants with apparently Nigerian menus?
Has this post suddenly transformed my whole life...am I suddenly going to just become a Nike logo and do things? Probably not...But also probably not not.
|Look at the nail polish, not the nails|
|Look at the perfection of these nails and ring and hands. Who wouldn't want to get engaged to this?|
|Can't you see what difference moisturiser would make to these hands?|
|Perfect way to show the ring and engagement announcement|
In this new social media age, raising money for charity has moved beyond showing moving images of starving African children and abused donkeys and unto more sophisticated and modern methods. Just this year, we have had the ALS ice bucket challenge, #nomakeupselfie, and off course Michael Kors is selling a watch for charity (i.e a little less than 10 percent of the sale of each watch is going to charity).
Charity is a noble cause no matter the motive and no matter the method if the end result is resources going to those who need it. However, it's a bit tiring the constant exploitative methods being used to garner support. If donation to charity is attached to some kind of sale in which only a fraction of the takings are being donated to charity, then that's advertising. It's not a grey moral area for me, it's quite black and white , it's bad. I'm all for honesty and openness, that is, admit that business is business and charity is charity but don't try to confuse one for the other.
The underlying message from these campaigns is 'c'mon, lets help the needy, you can do it' without mention of 'oh and this is adding a huge percentage to my bottom line'. Again, it's good that the needy get some money at the end of the day but people need to learn what the word charity actually means. Charity isn't something for something, thats a marketing ploy.
I know the whole Bob Geldof ebolagate is still fresh in our minds. (He wanted us to buy the album and delete it and buy it again because he sang a song about how West Africans won't experience christmas this year) although I have to say, I'm in West Africa and I have plans for christmas and no-one I know has ebola. I also have an iTunes account but I'm not inclined to buy this album once, more less twice because you asked me to Bobby.
I think one of the reasons these campaigns work so well is that we all want an excuse to buy something guilt free or do as little as possible to actually give to charity. I definitely find it easier to write this post or give £2 a month rather than volunteer my time to any meaningful cause. I watched a lot of ice bucket challenges but I don't know the stats of motor neuron disease. If i was going to buy a pretty new watch for christmas, it'll certainly be nice to buy one that also means I'm donating to charity. Every little helps right?
But I don't want an accident , I want to learn how to do it. Myself. Don't yell at the screen 'JUST. DO. IT.' If self proclamations were wishes, I'd have wished on a million of them by now.
Another day, another post. That's progress right?