Thursday, February 20, 2014
Yesterday we shed some light on the latest pathetic drinking game that has captured the drunken attention of young people all around the world. Instead of waiting for it to our hit home turf, there's a extremely better alternative to this fad that has probably already passed us.
The solution: Random Acts Of Kindness.
Anything is better than challenging your friend to poison him or herself, and who knows what kind of positive impact you may have on someone's life. The folks at Two Little Fleas created a "Random Acts Of Kindness generator" so you don't have to think of a selflessness deed yourself. Your ability to do what you feel is right is all it takes.
This kindness initiative kicked off earlier this month, and has received an overwhelming response from do gooders all over the world. Here's some more background information from the Two Little Fleas press release:
This positive twist on the original trend was inspired by Brent Lindeque, a South African with a social conscience. Thousands of others have now taken part in RAKNominate. Nominees have given out food and money in HongKong. One participant donated her hair to make wigs for unwell children. Schoolchildren have been sharing their sandwiches with those in need. Everyday Joes have been buying dinner for hard working guys trying to earn just a few pennies a day. All of these kindnesses have been triggered by an irresponsible social media trend. Proof that social media can be a powerful tool for good.
Adding to the good vibes spreading like wildfire across the internet are Two Little Fleas. Their community have compiled an instant “Kindness Generator”, ready to provide RAKNominees with all the inspiration they need to do something good. At the click of a button nominees can uncover their own perfect way to 'pay it forward'.
Over the last few days the official RAKNominate facebook page has attracted over 23,000 Facebook likes. Satellite RAKNominate pages are also going viral, chalking up over 20,000 likes combined. In the past 3 days over 2000 people in the UK have tweeted about RAKNomination including celebrities Russell Kane and The Last Leg C4 team.
According to official RAKNominate page owner, Robbie Matthews: "The response was really above any expectations we ever had, to think we had over 20,000 people like the page in over a week was overwhelming. The general public really embraced the idea of doing good deeds and encouraging others to do likewise.”
Put down that beer, close your laptop and power down your cellphone and live a life worth living. Honestly, it's that easy.