Ever heard of first world problems? It's incredible. We've become so fat, and lazy, and overloaded with 'things' that we think wants are needs. The things we cry about is incredible. Case in point:
Seriously. People are shedding tears because a little boys family can't enroll him in organized sports? That's such a problem we have to have a commercial about it? People cry for this poor little boy? A well fed (but not fat) boy wearing decent clothing living in a nice safe city not being able to play little league is such a horrendous problem we have a charity for it?
Every day 5,500 children die in Africa - but who cares? A few thousand children can't play organized sports!
Worldhunger.org says that every year third world children suffer up to 160 days of illness due to malnutricion - but that's nothing because 1 in 3 Canadian children can't play organized sports!
Have you seen Kiev lately? Don't worry about it. Open your wallets to the children who can't play organized sports.
Muslim women getting gang raped and honour killed? Forget about it! Kids can't play organized sports!
The amount of normailization bias the average first world person has is staggering. We are offended by EVERYTHING. We have is so good we're inventing things that are NORMAL and making them horrific.
When the state of the world catches up to us, we're going to be the worst of anyone to handle it. We're spoiled beyond any means when we're so incredibly butt hurt that 33.3% of kids who want to play organized sports can't afford to.
You know what? That commercial is sending the entirely wrong message. Is any one else proud of the fact that kid is taking matters into his own hands and looking to EARN money to fill a WANT? Taking responsibility for himself instead of expecting a handout for nothing every time?
This is why we're screwed peopel. This is why we're screwed.