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Old 08-31-2014, 02:09 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Let me start off by saying that I think that the Ice Bucket Challenge is, in theory, a good idea. I'm sure it has raised a lot of money, and it certainly has raised awareness for ALS. However, I have also noticed that some people are using it for their "15 minutes of fame". Without donating a cent to ALS, some people are posting these "crazy" videos before passing it off to their friends, or someone they think it would be "funny" to dump the ice water on. As I have seen these videos pop up on social media, it is becoming increasingly clear to me that a lot of people who are doing it couldn't give a rats ass about ALS, but just want to post that video so they can rake in the "likes" and show everyone how awesome they are. This was further enhanced when someone nominated me and I didn't do it, not wanting to fall into this game. When I told someone this, they were shocked and said that if I didn't do it 24 hours after I was nominated, I would "have to donate money". Oookay. I said I would rather donate money than get ice water dumped on me when I was pretty sick. Couldn't believe the guy just said that.

It got me thinking about all of the rest of things that people do on social media, just for attention. I have now realized that those long posts on birthdays with pictures on social media that 20 people post per day? Almost all for attention. If these people wanted to, they could personally wish each other happy birthday or send a private message. But instead, for everyone else to see (and "like" of course), they post these things on social media as a sort of publicity stunt.

I don't know if I'm being cynical here. What are y'alls thoughts?
I agree with what you said, I did not have a ice cube shower but I have donated no social media hoax videos from me. In my view it is worth to gather the money what we pay for water in that sens, as European we pay for water tax also for the water what we used for. that is how I see it but yeah I see that many videos coming out you tube, face book, twitter where ever it called social media. How ever collecting money it become a game as you said. I have continuous donations to the children cancer foundation, ALS, AIDS fund, and few more,also I have 5 kids all over the world some where studying from my support, I do them not because I am a millionaire or I have sugar daddy, I do like helping others, I do have an income and I am healthy so do my kid, so I feel the people who suffer need some support from the people who can afford to help in some way, but to do that I don't need to shower my self with an ice-bucket. One friend told my face"you are nuts it is the best way to show the world that you do something not only holly wood celebrities"
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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I think it was started in correlation to the fire challenge. Like, instead of people setting themselves on fire we will have them pour freezing water over their heads. Notice, no one really does the fire challenge anymore since the ALS challenge. Its old news.
It was ice water because ice water duplicates for a second the numbness/loss of nerve function that accompanies ALS.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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It was ice water because ice water duplicates for a second the numbness/loss of nerve function that accompanies ALS.
That's another thing that bothers me about all this. I would think that someone with ALS would be insulted by this supposition. People taking the challend get to experience for ONE SECOND what someone with ALS lives with every day of their life?! And then they get a big laugh about it?

I'd venture a guess that most of the people I've seen dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads haven't made the connection.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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That's another thing that bothers me about all this. I would think that someone with ALS would be insulted by this supposition. People taking the challend get to experience for ONE SECOND what someone with ALS lives with every day of their life?! And then they get a big laugh about it?

I'd venture a guess that most of the people I've seen dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads haven't made the connection.
It's no different than people shaving their heads for cancer charity, and emulating the experience of cancer victims. I highly doubt anyone with ALS would find it insulting for people to experience for a second what they experience all the time. Especially when these people are raising money to help find a cure for their disease. I would bet all the money I had that not one person with ALS thinks this challenge is anything but wonderful.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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It's no different than people shaving their heads for cancer charity, and emulating the experience of cancer victims.
Except someone shaving their head is bald for more than a second.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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Except someone shaving their head is bald for more than a second.
So what you like people to do then? Actually have their nerves damaged? I think the point is the money they are raising. If I had a fatal and horrible disease I would be thrilled to see this much money being raised, and doubt I would be so petty as to find fault with the way it's done as long as it's being done.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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So what you like people to do then? Actually have their nerves damaged? I think the point is the money they are raising. If I had a fatal and horrible disease I would be thrilled to see this much money being raised, and doubt I would be so petty as to find fault with the way it's done as long as it's being done.
Maybe give up the ruse that experiencing something for ONE SECOND and then laughing hysterically about it is in any way related to what someone with ALS experiences.

(Note, this is a separate issue from raising money. They can raise the money without this silly supposition that dumping ice on your head makes you empathetic to what an ALS patient lives with)
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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100 million dollars, who are they kidding...it's all a hype!!!


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