Saturday, June 1, 2013

WTF is wrong with some people?

Human beings never fail to amaze me with their self-righteousness and stupidity. It doesn’t make me sad, it makes me angry.  Unless you live another person’s life, EXACTLY as they live it, you have no right whatsoever to tell them how they should do things.

There are many ways to be “broke” – financially, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. (I know, ‘cause I’m all four!) Being so broken that you can’t follow something that was learned as children – Do onto others as you would have those do onto you – is pathetic.

I’m not saying that you can’t think what you want about another person or even bitch about it publically, especially when someone is doing harm and/or wrong. But when you question and or say hurtful things to another that is doing something good, something heartfelt, and isn’t asking you to do a damn thing, you should shut the fuck up! 

Illuminary, from Canopy In The Sunlight blogged about Regan Welder.  Regan has a GoFundMe page to raise money so he can have his damaged teeth fixed. Regan’s life, like so many others, had very low points.  He didn’t always make the right decisions. Regan is now leading a life of goodness and he wants to continue to share what he has learned, helping other people to find the light in themselves to have a happy, hopeful existence in this world.  He wants to make The Universe a better place.  Regan is asking for donations.  He isn’t putting a gun to anyone’s head.  Give him some money or don’t.  It’s all up to you.  Illuminary shared Regan’s story and his page. She didn’t plead nor did she demand you donate.  Regan touched her and she wanted to help.  Y’all can’t see a problem, can you?

The lovely Illuminary decided to hold an auction to raise some additional funds for Regan.  She is an artist.  A real live amazing artist!  Because her money is scarce and precious, she MADE something wonderful to auction off.  Another artist friend also donated a piece of her work to the auction.  (If I hadn’t been such a slacker, I also would have gotten something together to add.  I’m ashamed of myself.)  Illuminary held the auction on her blog.  As you can see, no actual money was spent by Illuminary for Regan.  What she gave was much more valuable than money, she gave her time, her skills, her love.  Illuminary gave from her heart, not her purse.

And wouldn’t you know it, some asshat had the nerve to query her about her finances!  This POS wanted to know how she could manage to create something since she has no money!!!  From my understanding, they actually posted this inanity in the comment section of her blog.  The temerity of some people is astounding.

Like I said, people can be broke in many ways but I’m glad that neither I nor Illuminary and many others aren’t so broken that we can no longer recognize how to see and to add a wee bit of goodness to the world.

If you’d like to know more about Regan here’s links to his GoFundMe page, his blog and his Twitter account.  Find Illuminary HERE and HERE.

For the foreseeable future, I’m going to donate 15% of all my Etsy and eBay sales to Regan. 

From Millan.Net

9 blew out from under the bed:

Ron said...

"What she gave was much more valuable than money, she gave her time, her skills, her love. Illuminary gave from her heart, not her purse."

Exactly! Therefore, I can't understand WHY someone would react to her the way that commenter did? Some people have no understanding or compassion for what others have gone through. How sad.

As you shared...

"Unless you live another person’s life, EXACTLY as they live it, you have no right whatsoever to tell them how they should do things."

Thank you so much for sharing this on your blog today, Nitebryd. I will most definitely check out the links you left for both Illuminary and Regan.

X ya, Sis!

Red Shoes said...

I'm not sure what has happened to Society. Maybe I have just been naive.

Once upon a time, it was ok to have a given political opinion... others may not agree with you, but it was respected that it was your right for that opinion. *shrugs*

Today, that certainly isn't the case.

It's a 'Reality Show' mentality where we throw someone off the island for some reason, or we fire someone else for some other reason... or we yell at someone's lack of talent like Simon Cowell. You know if American Idol was really based one talent, many of those talentless people would have never been on Television, but 'we' want entertainment.

Anonymity also makes people 'braver' than they would normally be.

Mom used to say, 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all...'



Britnie said...

You are an amazing person! Some people are just born negative and can't seem to lose it as they grow, I'm still trying to be a more positive person myself!

I hate people who have to ruin a good time and I think it is so wonderful of Illuminary to think of that(I'm so borrowing that idea later when we start raising money for Cian's surgery)

Thankfully there are those people who bring a lot of light out, not many but there are some.

I'll be checking out all the links to spread my joy and love around, maybe even share the wealth if this month allows.

Anonymous said...

okay first, You are NOT all four of these, You might feel a bit broken by life, and I sure know how that goes, but the pieces of you are some seriously beautiful and magical stuff. The mosaic of You is a work of art.
Second, Thank you.
For the support,
for the love
for the understanding
for ranting in the most succinct way
For helping Reagan, with out any "ulterior motives" ( sorry I have to make that crack)
and for sharing his story and your grace with us all.. a little light in my nite...
You are the best!

BlacknickSculpture said...

I guess some people just feel they need to police the rest of the world and offer their pearls of wisdom! Nice thing you are doing with your Etsy shop on Regan's behalf. Your good people!

Akelamalu said...

Some people just can't see the good in anyone else. Sad isn't it? :(

Emile said...

One of the inevitable problems with operating a blog is that we all eventually encounter a drive-by douche troll who feels entitled to take a giant dump on whatever it is that we're doing. It sounds like your friend encountered just such a douche troll. On the plus side, if that hadn't happened and you hadn't felt angry enough to blog about it, I wouldn't have heard about this person who needs help and clicked over to his blog, which I am about to do.

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