Kindness and Social Scorn

by Regis Boff

There is something new and noticeably compelling about this “pour a bucket of cold water over your head to help a worthy charity” incident. I grew up believing that charity should be an understated pursuit at worst and at best nearly a concealed one.
The “shotgun marriage” of kindness and social scorn is not new, anyone who has ever passed an offering plate at church knows that, but what would happen if some tightly wound church matron sitting behind you in the pew, dumped ice water on your head if you did not “cough up” to her satisfaction?