Sunday, September 04, 2011
What looks like a weird animal is the MRI of Ai Weiweis brain after been beaten up by the chinese police. By buying this shirt I supported some human right action or similar.
Usually I prefer not to combine buying and supporting, because you can easily loose the power of your values on the way. That is pretty personal, I don´t like to mix my lust for shopping, which is questionable, and the necessity to work on the society, which is unquestionable.
Another interesting mixture of charities and somehing else, lets call it social networking, is online since about a month. A website called doonited.com offers you one "DailyGood" a day which you are free to do, click the done button afterwards and talk about what you did if you want to. Every drop you gain by dooing good will be sponsored by companies which support charities. A typical "DailyGood": "Read the news and share a good article with others." It is fun, easy to do, has a pretty apple-style user interface and leaves you with an optimistic feeling. You get loves and comment support by others for simple actions, in the best case you also discuss about the sense of what you did. Well, and again it feels wrong to sceptical me to take awards for dooing good instead of leaving the sense of the action untouchable. BUT. It doesn`t hurt anyone, no crap consumption included, it supports good tendencies, it can still evolve (beta version so far) and no one knows how much power a big network with the aim of dooing good can evolve.
Anyways, it is always better to try your best.
So I recommend to become a member, make up your own opinion and meet me there!