posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 07:09 AM
a reply to: halfoldman
Here's the thing.
Beards and moustaches are for life, not just for November. I have had a beard since I was a young lad, and will have one until I am either dead, or I
suffer an unfortunate accident involving a lawn trimmer and a tripping hazard. I believe that if I have a spare coin in my pocket, and I put it in a
charity pot, that's legit, but doing random stuff, like emptying containers of ice water over myself, growing hair on my body, or having it cut off,
or any of that nonsense is not charity, its time wasting nonsense.
Charity is realising as you are about to walk into Burger King, that your bus ticket has a coupon which gives you money off a meal, so rather than
just buying what you were going to get, you purchase also the meal at the reduced price, and give the meal to the first hungry looking homeless dude
or dudette you see in the street. Charity is standing in line at a place that serves hot drinks, and asking if they have a suspended account,
permitting a patron of the establishment to purchase a cup of tea for a homeless person. Its putting your hand in your physical pocket when the
charity tub comes round, and although you only have three quid yourself, sticking fifty pence in the pot, even though it might mean walking home
rather than getting the bus. Charity is not pratting about with facial hair, or getting it all cut off, or running bloody marathons. Its every day
crap, looking out for things you can do in the moment to improve a life, or making small donations where and when you can, when the opportunity
arises. If EVERYONE did JUST those things, charity would be a damned sight more effective, and an awful lot less like a business or a social media
That's just my two pence anyway. I'll just be right here, watching, waiting and stroking my beard.