Thank Grog It’s Firday!!
Whoa…it’s been “one of those weeks.” Wall-to-wall-to-wall work commitments and launching new “re-wirement” projects. And in the middle of it all, I had to sit back and chuckle at the timeliness of receiving one of my favorite “Super Heroes” in our game…Everyman!
Wait…hold on…I hear you rolling your eyes. And yes…you have really loud eyes!
I have seen the comments. You were all a bit disappointed that this “mini event” was so mini! You didn’t want another Super Hero event, unless it was truly SUPER!
But for me, there is simply no doubt that Everyman may be needed more than ever. And in fact, it may be when we keep relying on “heroes” to get the work done, instead of relying on an Everyman, we may be dooming ourselves to failure.
While it’s easy to discount or forget Everyman when someone like RadioActive Man is flying around, when push comes to shove, and it’s time to get things done, give me Everyman, every time!
As the caption in the main graphic implies, I am not a fan of the current “multimedia star worship” syndrome. Sorry…but we all started losing any semblance of the true meaning of “star” or “hero” when we became fans and followers of such vapid, do-nothing morons like the Kardashians, any of the “Real Housewives” (real? really???) or any other number of idiots from the various “Real World” shows on MTV (remember MTV?).
Even worse, are the new breed of “superstars” who have cropped up as “YouTube” millionaires, and Social Media tycoons. Is it any wonder that actual critical thinking, problem solving or public discourse are a thing of the past? But, I digress…
The fact is, we have become “sheeple”…lazy as heck…and inclined to worship sports stars and pop stars, rather than those who actually do something of value in the world (LeBron and a handful of others being the exception).
The point being…the REAL work these days is often done by unheralded, mostly ignored “Every-people” who see a problem, and then dive into finding solutions. After a lifetime of working in the media, and working on countless political campaigns and special interest committees… I finally did something that matters.
I joined Rotary last year. I won’t go into a sales pitch about why Rotary is a great organization…just trust me on that. But what I really found out, is that while Rotary in fact “Get’s things done, while having fun” it is a conduit to loads of Social Service organizations that I had never heard of…who are dedicated to countless points of action. In our area code alone (541) there are more than 3,500 Social Service agencies actually DOING something, rather than just chattering away about politics on social media. Every one of them is worthy.
But in the end, every single one of them exists and is supported by “Everyman/Everyperson” kinds of people who do something important through donations of time, money, and volunteer support.
Look…I know this a blog about a silly little online game. ( I can still hear you rolling your eyes!!).
But…………. since starting our work in Uganda in 2014, it has been the gracious support of TAPPERS who have made the majority of our work possible. More than 80% of all money donated over the years, has been from TSTO Tappers.
We are Soooooooooooooooo close to finishing this round of school supplies…and the deadline to get the money to Uganda in time for the fall term is literally days away. Please consider doing something that matters…….
Add YOUR name to the amazing people who have supported us in this important effort to change the lives of 270 children in a remote, ignored, part of Africa. Real lives. Real heroes. Real people.
Yes…there are a couple of folks who have donated twice this round…and who have supported our work for a while now… THEY are heroes.
Mary Martha R.
It’s time for all of us to become “Everyman/Everyperson” and get to work…