Community, charity & causes

Has supporting a Cause become nothing but a trend?

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aaron.harris
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Within social situations and groups, I have found that, more often than not, people will claim to support or agree with something, yet do not know much about it when asked to elaborate. I think that, for a lot of people, we"support" things, so that we can bring it up in conversation, and tell people that we support it. Which is not genuine, and should not be rewarded with praise. I am not saying that everyone, whom claims to support something, is actually lying. I am saying, that a lot of people claim to support minority groups, because their favourite celebrity does, or due to the fact that it has been in the media.
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Within social situations and groups, I have found that, more often than not, people will claim to support or agree with something, yet do not know much about it when asked to elaborate. I think that, for a lot of people, we"support" things, so that we can bring it up in conversation, and tell people that we support it. Which is not genuine, and should not be rewarded with praise. I am not saying that everyone, whom claims to support something, is actually lying. I am saying, that a lot of people claim to support minority groups, because their favourite celebrity does, or due to the fact that it has been in the media.
I completely understand, and agree with, what you are saying. There are people that are"Vegan", or support Islam, without knowing much about it, due to the fact that the media says that it's cool, and that their favourite celebrity is the poster boy, or girl, for it. There are people, that genuinely give a shit about things, and that means a lot to them, and this is just insulting to those individuals, and to the cause in general.
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People will join the bandwagon if it's popular. If their favorite celeb supports this cause, they too want to join in. They want to be with the in crowd. I just find it so fake. They don't even completely understand the cause and how it started.
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Others really care passionately about a cause and they will educate and encourage people to join while the others do it for the fame. Being able to say they did something for charity is a bragging right. They want to be seen as compassionate.
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People are about bragging about what they did for charity. It shouldn't be the case. If you want to help, do it quietly. People don't need to know.
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Famous celebs like supporting causes. They explain what it's about and what they hope to achieve. They should let people understand the cause and not just be the face.
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If you really care about something, you need to educate and go the extra mile for your cause. Donating isn't enough specially if you can still do more.
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It is a trend and it's a conversation piece to say you donated to this group and you support their cause. It could win you points if you're looking to impress people.
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People want to be cool. They want people to see them as compassionate. If you really care and want to help, you don't need people to know what you did. Talking about what you did takes away the sincerity.
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I think no. There are still lots of people supporting a cause simply because they love to help people out.
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Sometimes it is. I know a lot of people who are just doing it just so they can say they are good people.
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I still believe in the goodness of mankind. There are still a lot of beautiful soul helping the needy ones out of pure love and sympathy.
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Oh yeah, some people do it simply because it is a trend.
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I don't care what their intentions are... What matters is that, people in need can benefit from their donations.
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If you really want to help their cause then donate. All that matters is you want to help.
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