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So you think handing out cupcakes will somehow diminish the awareness of the famine? If you starve yourself, that'll somehow make the famine better? Don't be so naive. If you want to change it, do something about it. Raise money, go on a mission. But complaining about some cupcakes is a waste of time.

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#16 I've never be to or known anyone that's been to schooled famine event, but I've seen it on shows (Degrassi was one), and they were pretty specific about how long they were supposed to go without food. From what I've gathered, I think that's how these school operated famines work.

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People that raise awareness like this are honestly just stupid. Being hungry yourself won't change anyone's opinion on the event of what's going on. "Oh I'm going to go through this 30 hour famine so I know how they feel." That's great, but you were already convinced to help out because you're already helping out. So I don't see what the purpose of making yourself suffer just to prove a point to what it seems like just yourself.

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78- I kind of agree, but at the same time knowing how they feel makes (some) people want to do even more. If you know how hard it is to go 30 hours with out food then imagine kids going 30 days without a meal. It helps you empathize and others feel pitty and (at least) read the flyers

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16- The 30 hours is a set-time because it's supposed to be a goal. The specific number normally is a recognition of something or a related number to another matter. There are many different associations, religions, support groups, etc.. who fast for a set amount of time. It's all a symbolization of a matter that the group participating feels deserves recognition.

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It is a fast. It's called 30 hour famine and I've done it twice this year. Op should have been more specific. It's 30 hours because you're supposed to do $1 per hour b/c $30 can feed and care for a child in africa for a month. Basically you don't eat for 30 hours.

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So you think handing out cupcakes will somehow diminish the awareness of the famine? If you starve yourself, that'll somehow make the famine better? Don't be so naive. If you want to change it, do something about it. Raise money, go on a mission. But complaining about some cupcakes is a waste of time.

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i don't think OP meant it in that kind of way. there was a once a high school who shaved off all of their hair because one of the football player's had gone through chemotherapy and lost all of his hair. the school shaving their hair off didn't help, but, they did it with good intentions, as did OP.

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If everyone lived the way we did, we would need about 2-3 more planets. I don't want to sound like a jerk, but it's kind of a good thing that there are poor countries :(

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If this is in Ontario I have a strong feeling this person may have been doing it for community service hours. I hate this annual event. You need 40 hours to graduate high school at my board and you literally get 30 hours from doing this. Almost all people use this event for the hours. Community service is to help the community not to do something that's obviously not doing anything. I finished my hours but at animal shelters, soup kitchens, and food banks.

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It sounds like this is the 30 hour famine, and event which also raises money, so it isn't just about raising awareness if my assumptions are correct.

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If I am thinking of the same event, then this does raise money to feed those in Africa, but that's if this is the 30 Hour Famine as I am thinking.

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The point isn't that he's starving himself in support and the cupcakes were a temptation. The point is he's trying to raise awareness and they stole the attention.

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