I went to some site and they mentioned that Extra Life thing or whatever (I have no clue what it is other than some "Play games to help the children!" gimmick or something?) and it made me think back to all these similar things I have heard about over the years.
They all make me laugh. It's like "Donating money to help kids? Boring! Ooh, but I can play games and donate or help this organization get donations? Squee~!" Is all of that really necessary? And does it really help pull in more donations than if there wasn't some lame gimmick? Am I not getting something here?
I guess my uncaring soul just doesn't understand the means other people need to take to make themselves feel special and make them feel as though they did something to help people.
I also don't understand how, after all the years the same old boring and overused slogan of "Do it for the children!" or any variety of that same thinking has been used, it's still effective and people still clamor to it like it means something. Children are one of the most used group of people and it's amazing people still fall for that crap.
I always wonder how much of the money actually goes to helping children. But, hey, you might have helped some guy get that yacht he's always wanted, so there's that, I guess.