Humphries is not the only one to note that the viral phenomenon that is sweeping Facebook is basically narcissism masked as altruism, but he goes even further by challenging those who have money to actually not only donate to the cause but support the wide range of charities in need:
"In summary, I'd like to nominate everyone everywhere who has more than what they need to donate what they can to the people who need it most, because that's what charity is about, not putting yourself through mild discomfort with a bucket of ice and water."
He also notes that even if you do not have money there are plenty of organizations where you can volunteer, give blood or otherwise donate time in order to really help, not just pose on the Internet in a wet t-shirt:
"Ice is for keeping fresh produce fresh, beers cold and nipples hard."
While the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the cold hard truth is that Americans need to focus on the serious health crisis that faces the country, like the fact that we rank dead last in healthcare in the developed world and that millions of Americans still lack healthcare at all.