- Me: Hey, old sport.
- Dad: Gatsby, stop trying to make old sport happen. It's not going to happen.
Volunteering at a soup kitchen is one of the least productive things you can do to change the world. Art can inspire people and motivate them. Food is important, yes, but you aren’t changing that person’s life.
whoever wrote this post has definitely never been hungry
I remember one christmas we were short on money so my brother just drew us some pictures of mashed potato it was poppin!!! We ate the pencils too!!!
Trying to lend others a hand in general should be celebrated not denigrated. While I strongly support the arts (obviously…), showing a hungry family a painting pales in comparison with providing them a meal they need. Reaching out to someone, even with something as insignifcant to OP as food, can change their fucking life and at the very least will change their present.
if i ever catch my professor’s eyes while they lecture, I always end up nodding at them, partly because i want them to think im listening and partly because I feel that they need the confidence boost
Students who do that are my favorite students.
Same. The nods of encouragement are intended to counteract the lazy texting/facebooking/blatant sleeping from the rest of the room.