Digital samaritans are interresting people… They live in dark rooms disturbed by cats and pride themselves with their medium-grade education and gossipy TV shows… Most of that comes from their ignorance, just to not call it stupidity, that is… But as of late, every single one of them’s been feeling the urge to be the greatest activist ever, to save this and spare that and help one or the transform the other. People go to marches and protests and get riled up for all things random. There are a few causes – noble at heart but utopic at practice – that people tend to be giving too much attention to:
- the issues of beggers, strays & animals
- wall-of-text motivationals & quotes
- saving something or someone that was already beyond saving in the first palce
- making someone else’s beliefs and interrests your own personal crusade while knowing only half the story (best case scenario)
Why do you do this, people? Why? Is live giving you that much free time, that few of hobbies and not a single worry in the horrizon?
I understand there’s nothing worse than beggers manipulating and abusing infants to emotionally extort money out of people. I also get the moral issue of a society in which someone can’t afford a roof over his own head. I can also get all the rants about being against animal cruelty and putting a stop to their abuse and abandonment. Seriously, I do. But being digital samaritan won’t do anyone any good. At the end of the day, to get something done, you still have to get your own lazy ass out of procrastination zone and get to do something…
Yeah, that’s right! It doesn’t matter how many fancy posters with bold words and philosopher quotes you post, that won’t make you a smarter person. It just makes you look desperate for something you crave for but are too lazy to act on. It’s like donating for terminal disease patients. They’re still terminal, no matter how much you donate. Or how often. Or how many times you share that. At the end of the day, you just make it because you feel pitty, guild or some for of remorse for not having done or being unable to do something sooner about the whole thing. So you just press on that “share” button and lie to yourself that you’ve done something good for humanity and you rescued a soul from certain damnation. But did you, really?
How does marching in the City square (of a city 400 km away) cancel a 20 year old signed government contract? Or turn back time for that matter? How do you people not realize you’re making idiots out of yourselve? You’re tagging your foreheads with the “Hey! I’m naive, impulsive and probably stupid! Pick me, pick me!”… Venting anger is ok, don’t get me wrong. But do it with direction. Do it for something that matters. Do it for yourself and merge it into something productive. In something you really believe in because it is not something you’ve been told you want, but what you really want…
And maybe try to stop throwing it in our faces. Even if you have the freedom to do so, nobody enjoys that…