In an age where every phone has a camera and everything is film worthy, sometimes we have to take a step back and ask ourselves; "Should I be filming this?". To Film or Not to Film is a blog series from Superego that discusses exactly that; moments that deserve to be experienced and not filmed. Let's dive into Part 1 of the series, "Acts of Kindness".
And let's begin with this video:
A girl sacrifices her meal to give to a homeless person. A kind act, yes; but did the unfortunate gentleman want to be filmed? Did they ask permission? Are they racking up youtube views at his expense? Sometimes I wonder are these filmed "acts of kindness" genuine or are they orchestrated so people can have a good story to tell to their friends and facebook acquaintances. Either way, the video sends a good message; young kids should learn about sharing and giving to those less fortunate. In a digital age, videos like this are beneficial to instill some positive values to a seemingly selfish generation. To Film or Not to Film? I'll let you guys decide. A random act of kindness is always a good thing, let's just hope that these filmed acts of kindness aren't actually motivated by ulterior motives