"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
- The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger.
Honestly, as long as all of the relief goods and donations reach the victims of Yolanda/ Haiyan, who cares if politicians are using it as a campaign tool? We should all donate to help the cause, and not for applause. I, for one, do not need to be recognized as a hero. Someone else can take credit. My only concern right now is that help is coming for those in need, in whatever form. Shaming those who are posting selfies (of which I am not a fan) is counterproductive. Who are you to say that this person is self-centered? How do you know he or she isn't just posting a photo of his or her self post volunteering for 12 hours? Silence does not equate to apathy. Just because some people are not as vocal about their volunteer work does not mean that they do not care.