Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Americans can be Really Self-Centered

Remember that time Steve Jobs died?  It was really sad.  He had cancer, and he wasted away.  And then the iPhone 4 came out, and they announced an iPhone 5.  Then, people all over the country had a big discussion about apple products and whether or not they would still be amazing and whether we should buy them, etc.

You know what we forgot about?  The children of the world.  Now, you don't have to go to whatever Third World country this picture is from, BUT children everywhere are in need.  In my school, we send home dozens of backpacks full of food every Friday to help some of our kids get through the weekend, since they often don't get fed at home, or don't get fed nutritiously at home. We don't think about them, and so many people (adults and children) go through at least as much as Steve Jobs is.  Granted, they're not as famous as he is, but does that mean we should ignore their plight?  We haven't even touched the iceberg for what some of these kids live through and survive, then learn to overcome.  Cancer? Neglect? Abuse? Starvation?  Come on, guys.  These kids are our future.

And here's one of my favorite songs of all-time.... This is one of those that my mom and I played the track to and danced around the living room singing the whole album.

How do you help without seeming to provide "charity," which so many will not accept?

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