I really want to cap this year off doing something great! I thought about donating some of my old toys and stuff to charity, but these days, even kids in B.F.E. have at least a 4G iPod along with some Hannah Montana and Rock Band. I’m sure some kids would enjoy playing with my old toys, but I feel like I need to really do something to get me out of karma debt.
Doing Good Things For Others: A Personal Backstory
-When I was in college, I’d almost always rush forward and open the door for others. Nowadays, I notice that I slow down so that other people open the door for me.
-I never donated anything except for my old clothes to our local Goodwill clones.
-Whenever I would go to the BMV, I have never donated $1 to help blind kids.
-I was taught to tresure what I have. On one hand, my things last longer because I take good care of them. On the other hand, I was inadvertedly taught not to share. Whether it was my toys or my feelings, I usually kept them to myself and felt very uncomfortable when someone else had them.
Building Back My Karma, One Good Idea At A Time
I don’t want to end up like my parents. They have to work themselves to the bone in order to just get by. I know that if I really want to succeed, I need to be surrounded by like-minded and supportive peers. Despite going into a depression because I felt unable to control my life, I was beginning to do some good things for others in college.
For one, I helped start the campus’ first anime club, Genshiken UU. Although my best friend Eriopolis did everything in getting the club off the ground, I feel that I contributed a decent amount to the club as well. I designed the logo that’s still in use today. Although it may sound presumptuous for me to say this, but I think that I helped kickstart the idea of an anime club.
I showed Eriopolis the anime Genshiken, which is about an anime club of the same name and their various hijinx. I definitely recommend watching it if you’re into the slice-of-life genre or are really into anime. The casual fan might not be able to connect with it as much as a diehard anime lover.
After watching the series, I said to Eriopolis, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we did that? It would be so awesome to start an anime club on campus!” He said that he was thinking about doing it before, but I feel that watching Genshiken helped pull the trigger and made the idea a reality.
Get To The Point Already!
As I said before, I want to do something really good this year, but I need your help. I put up an Amazon wishlist (which I’ll better organize later) and I want to donate at least half of the musical instruments, as voted by you, to Little Kids Rock. The list is a work-in-progress and I’ll be adding less expensive items to it so you don’t have to worry about not having enough money to buy an instrument. You can also donate money via Paypal by clicking on the orange Donate button. Please be sure to put in the comment “Little Kids Rock Donation”.
If you guys have any comments, concerns, and/or suggestions, feel free to leave me a comment below!