It’s done and it’s over. Blogathon 2006 has ended it’s run and the grand total after all that effort is a mere $226 dollars. Personally, it was a tad bit disappointing because I expected way more than that. A good 7 times more than that. Still, while to me it may be disappointing, to the Association for International Cancer Research, any amount recieved is still good money. Anything to help the battle against cancer no matter how miniscule is appreciated. In addition to that, it turns out that I’m not the only one who’s running pledges for the AICR as well, there are many more people like me who believe in turning the tide against cancer.
So while personally I didn’t get to where I wanted to go, overall, it’s not what you call a bad situation. We all gave our support and we came out with something to show for it. Thank you all for supporting and donating to the Association for International Cancer Research. Your support will not go unremembered.
But now comes the part which some of you have been asking me all the while. The deal with the pictures and the post. My pledge for Blogathon involved trying to make a difference in the world, and while part of that comes down to raising money for cancer research, at the end of the road it boils down to the individual persons which lend their hand to change the world.
To which the perspectives we all hold true and define who we are is what helps shape the world into the object of our visions. What I wanted everyone to see was that sometimes, what we see, what we experience, what we percieve in life is merely a fragment of what truly is out there. Our ability to process the abstract gives us a narrow view of the truth. What I hoped readers gained from all this, is the realization that perhaps they can learn how to see beyond what they percieve. Hope that they understand that nothing is really what it seems and that at the end of it, we can learn to accept the perceptions of others without prejudice in order to better the world in which we live in now.
Making a difference may be what we tried to do, but at the end of it, it is up to us all to lend a hand to change the world. I hope you learnt something from all this. Perhaps maybe in the future, we will all stand by each other and walk into a world free from that which has held us back for so long. I look foward to that a lot.
You can still pledge and donate to Footsteps in the Mirror’s Blogathon drive for the Association for International Cancer Research. For more details, follow the instructions from this link.