In Which Macklemore Gives Me Hope

Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I have very little faith in humanity and I'm not afraid to talk about it. It's not that I think people are evil. I just think that most people are selfish. And, hey, that's OK! Darwinism and all that! When I see stories that get me beyond my own world views (and I don't mean all those fake Facebook posts), I am genuinely humbled and appreciative. 

Today Macklemore (yes, "Thrift Shop" Macklemore) visited a fan in the hospital. It sounds like he wasn't looking for publicity. After someone ended up posting a picture on Reddit, and Macklemore gave a response on his website. I encourage you to read his response in its entirety. This struck something inside me: 

"With over 200 shows booked for the year, I barely get to see my family and spend time with the people that remind me where I come from and what’s really important.  Getting outside of myself, even for an hour, and doing something like meeting Sam this afternoon gave me a small opportunity to be of service to someone else.  I am able to realize that my problems are NOTHING compared to what him and his family are going through.  And hopefully the visit made his day a little better and got him through another 24.  That’s what matters in the
​ end."

I'ma take your grandpa's style, indeed, Macklemore. ​

​And to the rest of you money-grubbing, publicity-machine hollywood-types, get out a pen and take notes. ​


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