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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shonda Rhimes advice to Millennials: "A Hashtag isn't Helping" on Activism....


She makes perfect sense, she's just sharp tongued., quick witted with it. It is the perfect advice to give to young people in my opinion. I personally am in the process of starting my non-profit organization. While I think every situation is different according to an individual's circumstances, there is allways a way to give back to your community. Some may say Twitter Hashtags worked magic for Ms. Rhimes hit show "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy"..however. Hmmmm

 What am I talking about? Peep the Deets below!

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Shonda Rhimes was Dartmouth’s commencement speaker this year and had a lot to say about work and activism. While noting that she hates giving speeches, Rhimes took time to address the graduating class of 2014 at her alma mater on how they can make themselves useful:
Oh. And while we are discussing this, let me say a thing. A hashtag is not helping. #yesallwomen #takebackthenight #notallmen #bringbackourgirls #StopPretendingHashtagsAreTheSameAsDoingSomething

Hashtags are very pretty on Twitter. I love them. I will hashtag myself into next week. But a hashtag is not a movement. A hashtag does not make you Dr. King. A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag. It’s you, sitting on your butt, typing on your computer and then going back to binge-watching your favorite show. I do it all the time. For me, it’s “Game of Thrones.”

Volunteer some hours. Focus on something outside yourself. Devote a slice of your energies towards making the world suck less every week. Some people suggest doing this will increase your sense of well-being. Some say it’s good karma. I say that it will allow you to remember that, whether you are a legacy or the first in your family to go to college, the air you are breathing right now is rare air. Appreciate it. Don’t be an asshole.

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