Somewhere in October-end, Simba started asking me silly questions! What do I think of men who sport a stubble or a goatee or don’t shave at all!! I thought he was taking cues from his favorite boss again – the one who has a beard and yet looks amazing, is a terrific person and everybody loves him!!
But it turned out, it was something else! It was something called “movember” (for moustaches) and “no shave november” for beard and moustache both! He told me, since I was so concerned about women issues *rolls eyes*, I would like it if he stood up for men’s issues too!! And started mumbling something incomprehensible which sounded like ‘impulsive’ ‘can’t get enough bags’ and ‘can’t understand women’! 😉
No doubt he was immensely misinformed! Men’s issues are not women’s shopping or impulsive nature or such other “perceived” women-behavior! Especially not the issues which Movember or no-shave-november stand for! It was about men’s health issues like prostate cancer and the likes.
The basic idea was to get men to save the money they would spend on shaving / hair cuts and donate them to charities who take care of men’s health issues!
AND, since I told him what the real reason for Movember or No-shave-november was, he decided to shave!!! No charities that concentrate on men’s health issues here, or none that we know of!!
And besides, he believes in donating to the needy directly. He wouldn’t give cash to a beggar (what if they go and get drunk instead of buying food), wouldn’t donate to organisations coming for “save girl child” or “education for rural children” (he is not sure what percentage is actually used up) and donates wherever he feels the money will used wisely / donates things like books / clothes, etc.
Well, I digressed. But, the point is how many of us would go and look for reasons to do something rather than follow the crowd? I know of a few people who have posted their pics with beard (trimmed meticulously which would cost more than shaving it off completely!) or sporting moustaches like Ajay Devgan / Salman khan in some long-forgotten movies (again costing more than shaving at home!) which completely ruins the purpose for which these movements exist!!!
What do you think of Movember and No-shave-november? What do you think of charity – would you donate to organisations or rather go and donate to the beneficiaries?
This post is in response of “SHAVE AND ME” by a dear friend – Anoop of Tranquil Yet Alive – one of my first followers and favoritest bloggers 🙂 He nominated me to write on the topic. And in turn, I get to nominate three bloggers to continue the chain:
1. Sucheta of Sucheta the Scribbler
2. Storyteller of A wandering Story Teller
3. Christy of Verseherder