The ALS Challenge. And Why I’m Not Participating.
The ALS Challenge. I’m not against donating to charity. I’m not against dumping a bucket of ice water on your head. What I am against is the pressure that this challenge puts on people. I am a firm believer in doing what you want to do, not what others challenge me to do. I am a college student. I don’t have $100 to give away, even if it is for a really good cause. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. And since I’m being honest, I also really don’t feel like dumping ice water on my head. So with a nomination, where does that leave me? I’m not going to lie, I’ve been slightly hesitant to look at my social media for fear that I might be chosen. And today, it happened. I don’t hate that I was nominated, I’m glad that someone was thinking of me. But am I going to dump ice water on my head? No. Am I going to donate $100? No. If I choose to donate money, then it will be under my conditions. That probably sounds really selfish, but that’s how I feel. So I apologize to everyone who wanted to see me dump ice water on my head, but that’s not happening.