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#13 - comradvlad ONLINE (08/02/2013) [-]
Why don't you donate your October salary... Saying rich people should do this or that just because they have money is bs. Even if they got rich by playing football.
If you care that much why don't you go do something about it instead of pointing out what other people can do.
User avatar #15 to #13 - mutzaki ONLINE (08/02/2013) [-]
Maybe that person would do something about it if they had the means to. The overpaid athletes have the means to do it. Not that they should be forced to, since it's their money.
User avatar #40 to #15 - yorker (08/02/2013) [-]
They aren't overpaid, it's their salary. It's what the NFL gives them.
User avatar #17 to #15 - rieskimo (08/02/2013) [-]
I think you're missing the point mate. He's saying take action, not be a douche and start pointing fingers.

I like how Ghandi put it

"Be the change you want to see in the world"
User avatar #18 to #17 - mutzaki ONLINE (08/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, of course, but then again, the content is pointing out how overpaid athletes wear pink to represent helping a cause rather than actually doing it, even though they're extremely capable of doing it.
User avatar #19 to #18 - rieskimo (08/02/2013) [-]
Which is why comradvlad mentioned instead of bitching about overpaid athletes and donating(which there are many athletes who donate money as well as promotional efforts) you can do something even more proactive and actually donate yourself.
User avatar #21 to #19 - mutzaki ONLINE (08/02/2013) [-]
Maybe the person in the content does donate. Either way, though, I fully get what you're saying, but the point in the content is simply that the NFL and the athletes aren't doing as much as they morally should, which is relevant since they make so much more money and would make a much larger impact than most other people.
#58 to #21 - comradvlad ONLINE (08/02/2013) [-]
Morals are relative my friend. Why are they "morally" required to do more than your average Joe? How do you define how much is moral proportionate to your wealth? For example I'm fairly well off, when someone asks me for a donation at a grocery store or something of the like i say sure and do it. I can honestly afford to do more but who decides how much more is moral? You are projecting what YOU think is unfair on other people. There is no rule that says you have to donate x amount for every n amount earned. If you feel strongly about a cause go support it. There are some people who devote their entire lives to a cause and even the most generous people pale in comparison, does that mean those generous people are also immoral?
#31 to #21 - thorseph (08/02/2013) [-]
morality is different for each person, my brother for example thinks it's morally right to sell drugs because he is being ****** over by the U.S. and has no other way to survive, I, on the other hand, don't, and survive off the money I get from my dad for helping him with his fiances. The basic idea being that a man with a million dollars from playing a game may think he has earned it and is in no moral obligation to share it with charity or any other human being, whereas another athlete that makes the same amount might donate over 50% of his just because it makes him feel good...
User avatar #27 to #21 - rieskimo (08/02/2013) [-]
And I could give away all my material possessions and move to Africa to help raise AIDS babies, but I'm not ******* going to. That's flawed thinking to start pointing out what people COULD do instead of just leading the way themselves with something they WILL do.

It is equally nonproductive as the subject matter that it is supposedly criticizing. Hence, this person just sounds like a whining jackass and not a person with a good point.
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