The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.

  • me when i am mildly inconvenienced: thIS IS THE WORST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO ME
  • me when i am legitimately hurt/distressed: no no it's fine i've had worse
  • Most times, it’s just a lot easier not to let the world know what’s wrong.
    ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via simply-quotes)