Or yourself.Eventually it happened: Ive been nominated to take the ice bucket challenge.For the few who didnt hear about it, and for anyone reading this rant in a couple of months, after well have collectively forgotten about the fastest-spreading virus of 2014, this is what the ice bucket challenge entails:A bucket of ice-cold water is emptied on someone.
The self-imposed humiliation is video-recorded by giggling friends/family. The brave challenger nominates one or more people who should go through the same bucket treatment within 24 hours.Failing to do so, the nominees will have to donate some money to some charity.
[optional] The brave challenger may mention that the stunt is performed to raise awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS, also known as Motor Neurone Disease), and to raise funds for a group of charities that fight the disease. Let me be clear. ALS is a terrible illness and I can only imagine how devastating it must be for the unfortunate sufferers, their families and the doctors who have no effective way to cure it.
Also, to donate money towards what one believes to be a good cause is a choice that I respect and sometimes admire.But. Heres my (unordered) buts list:Is this cold water stunt (also/mainly) about raising awareness of your coolness within your social circles, while having a laugh with your friends?
Or are you making people aware of a disease in an elaborate, metaphorical way which I cant quite grasp?I suspect that many people jumped on the raising awareness bandwagon, because who wouldnt like a daring, charitable person? Bring on the likes, FB.
I have a real issue with making a spectacle out of donations. Whenever I donate, I want to be anonymous. I shouldnt even have written that sentence.
True story: I heard a lady on the Tube declaring how absolutely brilliant and liberating it had been to throw a bucket of ice water onto her husband. Revenge served cold.If for whatever reason I dont want to get rinsed on camera, should I feel obliged to donate?
Should I donate according to how guilty and coward all these videos make me appear?If I decide to get rinsed instead, should I consider it job done and feel like I dont need to donate?What If I dont want to donate to that particular charity?
What if I have reservations about how the money is being spent, or about the effectiveness of the research conducted so far via animal testing?Social media scientists have duly noted how effective this viral campaign is. Expect to hear about bucketification in a conference near you soon.
The (only) good thing about this nomination is that it pushed me to do a bit of research. I give you that RELATED QUESTION What is the cost of a CNC machine? CNC router machine has a very high cost, high production efficiency, saving the cost of processing, attracted a lot of business.
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