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The World IS NOT a mess, it just has some messes.

Watch it without the sound first if you can & then with, see how differently it effects you.

Without Sound: I like this flash video, it’s a powerful written piece, but I think it comes at it from a feeling of lack, and although they are trying to get my attention to help change things, I feel powerless. I would like to see a video like this that is more focused on empowering “the girl” right up front. Give me a feeling of freedom to change things instead of the feeling of shame that I haven’t and now it’s epic problem.  The same empowerment that we are giving the girl should be offered to the audience. Just a thought about how to change the world.

With Sound: Triumphant, I wish there was a damn donation button embedded in the video.

I don’t know why this pairing bothers me. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, because I really do like the video, and think they are on the right track. Pointing out the reality is necessary I suppose, but maybe I just don’t think the world is a mess. Maybe I think that some things in the world are a mess, and we magnify those, but most of the world is ordered and perfect and happily bumping along. That must be it – It must be that I can’t agree that the world IS A MESS, Only that the world has some messes. And this presumption throws the whole thing off for me – makes me feel fierce even when paired with the music. Grrr…

obviously I am fucked. I need sleep. It’s a small point about a large oversight. Empower me to know that the world is not totally screwed, and I will feel it’s in my power to make the small changes necessary to fix it.

Maybe it’s just me

2 replies
  1. JoAnne
    JoAnne says:

    I agree I don’t like coming at something because its a mess.
    Not only that this concept isn’t even new, there are countless organizations doing just this. I believe it is awareness that is needed.
    I agree a contribute button to many organizations that are doing something about it would be nice.

  2. Rachel Boatright DeVault
    Rachel Boatright DeVault says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. Help coming from a place of freedom is a lot more rewarding than help out of guilt or shame. And I don’t think the whole world is a mess, either….if it was, then beautiful campaigns like this wouldn’t even be started. I like thinking that there is hope–that’s what moves me most. Hope–not shame.

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