I have no interest in wearing one of those yellow “LiveStrong” wristbands that everyone seems to have on today. I support the idea behind the band but what is the point of wearing the wristband? Is it to publicly prove you’re caring and with the “in-crowd” or is there a deeper meaning to it? If there’s magic in the band itself why not just put it in your pocket?
Or is the magic only released when other eyes set upon it? I contribute time and money to several similar charities and causes but I don’t feel the need to take my thank-you letters and staple them to my wrist — though they might make a nice dinner jacket and ascot.
Multi-colored wristbands are the new multi-colored ribbons that each “humanitarian” cause cursed upon us a few years ago. Every cause had a ribbon with a special color. If you wore one ribbon, peer pressure required you wear them all or else you were a traitor to the ribbon cause. At least the ribbons were tiny.
These wristbands are huge in comparison. What’s next? Yellow shoes? Yellow pants? Yellow skin? How far are we expected to go to prove we are members of the “caring team?”
If we truly care about these yellow wristband and red ribbon issues why don’t we show how much we care by remaining private, quiet, graceful and elegant instead of trying to publicly make ourselves feel important by displaying gaudy self-esteem boosters on our wrists?