Just because the intention is good doesn’t mean the idea is too.

Posted: April 10, 2012 in Random

Today was the charitable One Day Without Shoes event. Their purpose is to raise awareness of children that don’t have shoes. I think the intention is great, but the idea is poorly conceived. Encouraging people to walk around barefooted is not wise.  Shoes protect our feet. I don’t think that stubbing your toe or stepping on a piece of broken glass on the sidewalk does anything to help children.  And lets say that someone asks you why you’re not wearing shoes. You tell them why. Does that mean they go track down a poor barefoot child and give them a pair of shoes?  I doubt it.

I don’t know. Maybe it works. I just think it’s a poorly conceived idea.  There has to be a better way to spread the message.  In my opinion, this is the worst gimmick since “Movember.”

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