Magic has to have; Desire, Believe, and Expectations. Than Imagination,
Attitude, and Perseverance. The story gave me chills to think that good people
giving good gifts. Their presents.
I admit I am not the brightest bulb in the pack, but isn't the idea of
Hollywood 'big wigs' serving food just so much pat myself on the back?
They get seen, their egos bet built up and they can feel good about themselves
for a few days. At the end of their 2 or 4 or even 8 hour working shift, they
go back to their 10 million dollar home and shower then eat a big meal out at
some fancy place. They even think about the homeless, the guy living paycheck
to paycheck, or the woman doing who knows what to survive.Show me a
man or woman that is helping out every day and I will give them my respect.
Show me one who has sold the fancy house and given the money to a shelter
anonymously, and I will believe she is sincere. Until then, they are nothing
more then big egos trying to put themselves in the spotlight even more.The same applies to every politician from Senator Hatch to President Obama.
This story should never be published. It is shameful and opportunistic self
promotion.Instead, how about a story on the famous people who show
up to help the less-fortunate on the days when the do NOT expect to milk their
actions for publicity value.And, even more, how about recognizing
the average Americans who volunteer to do this on a regular basis. They are the
true heroes deserving recognition and praise, even though they probably would
seek to avoid it.
Celebrities. Society's unsung heroes.
Hollywood celebrities ARE the less fortunate.
OF COURSE it's all about self-promotion and a bit of ego boost to go along
with it ("Look at me, I am such a caring, wonderful person, at least on this
one day a year, and to inspire the Little People, I will be sure my publicist
tells the paparazzi all about it in advance, so the Unwashed Masses may be
sufficiently inspired by my magnanimous example!") and sadly, it's just
par for the course for at least 95% of the celebrities in the public eye
today.That said, I have recently noticed a local Payday Loan company
(legalized loan-sharks who prey on the poor, desperate and foolish of our
community) running ads stating that "they" are holding a
"charity" clothing drive, and want private citizens to donate, while the
payday lenders collect all the kudos and a lot of free publicity. Literally
makes me sick to my stomach...
All I can say is it would take a lot to have the desire to do that. May be
that's what makes them desirable.