by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

paris.jpgAttempting to cast aside the myriad of “misconceptions” reported about her, Paris Hilton is set to travel to Rwanda on a 5-day charity mission with the organization Playing for Good. The young heiress is eager to have everything documented on the trip so that people can see “how hard she works”. She’s also a bit nervous and frightened of what she might see or experience. From the article,

“‘I’m scared, yeah. I’ve heard it’s really dangerous,’ she said. ‘I’ve never been on a trip like this before. I love having everything documented. It shows people what everyday life is like for me, how hard I work. There are a lot of misconceptions about me.’”

What the media write about Ms. Hilton and what really happens in her personal life may indeed be misleading; but I think we’ll agree she hasn’t much helped her case the last couple years in supporting this.

My hope is that this experience changes her — steals her away from that silver spoon life and places her in the midst of what real hardship and suffering look like. Hilton says that this opportunity is perfect for her to “leave her mark on the world”; but real change will not come from a single visit. Leaving one’s mark on the world — in a position as such she is in — will come from a lifetime of working hard to make a difference. Let’s hope this visit is the first of many.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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