As William and Kate get royally married in a few hours, why don’t you consider helping out those that are far less fortunate?
Now I don’t want to try and guilt you out of not watching or not paying attention to the epic media circus surrounding today’s royal wedding. Hell, I think the spectacle of the whole thing is pretty interesting and I understand the need for fairy tales and escape and hopefully there might be a Queen Liz nip slip or something. But at the same time, it’s not real life. At least to not more than two people.
A while back an anon sent me a message that was something along the lines of how I should grow some balls because none of the shit that’s on IHC is real and that people should be donating time, energy, money and attention to things like world hunger and poverty. And he/she was right— most of what is posted on IHC isn’t real life either. It’s a distraction. There’s a tiny bit of news and a whole lot of fluff and dancing cats and titillation. There’s a whole world out there of real people doing real things and making real differences in their own lives and the lives of others.
And I know that most of you aren’t rich… hell, I’m pretty far from it myself. But I’ve got a car and air conditioning and a roof over my head and plenty to eat and all the boobies on the internet I can handle.
And yes I know that there’s poor people and there’s rich people in the world and that’s how it’s always going to be— some people are unfortunate enough to be born into royalty and others are born into abject poverty and that dynamic’s not likely to end any time soon. And yes, there’s 7 billion people on this planet and there’s areas that are already heavily overpopulated and who cares if some people starve, right? Don’t be a cynical asshole. You’re not special or more important because you were born in a wealthy country. People don’t have to suffer all the time and science is hard at work at figuring out how to effectively deal with large populations using lots of resources and I trust they’ll figure it out.
And I don’t care if you do it today or tomorrow, but today, when the eyes of the entire world are a royal wedding of enormous magnitude— and congrats to the happy couple btw— just keep in mind that that’s not real life, and maybe if you can at some point find it in your cold heart to donate to those less fortunate.
I’m throwing up a link to UNICEF, because they’re worldwide and they’re legit and non-religious, but I don’t care who you donate to if you choose to, whether it’s worldwide or in your own neighborhood, but it would be nice of you if you did.
And if you do want to watch, YouTube’s streaming it live til the internet breaks.