By Anita Roddick
What if kindness have been a prerequisite for plenty of of the issues we take with no consideration during this international, like our associations? Our criminal procedure? our faculties? Our govt? With assistance from celebrities, infantrymen, politicians, homeless highway owners, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand new perspectives of kindness to provide it an area and a energy that this global sorely misses.
The proposal of kindness is frequently perceived as a passive, vulnerable caliber. the assumption happened to me to reclaim this observe and the which means of it from those that might recommend that it truly is in basic terms a top quality we must always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness may be planned and ambitious and competitive. genuine kindness is lively and alive. This inspirational reward booklet seeks to show the preconception of 'kindness' on its head--to revolutionize our wondering it and redefine it as an ethical and moral worth, and to acknowledge these unconventional areas the place it really is found.
Featuring unique contributions from a wide selection of artistic members including:
Entertainers: Annie Lennox, Wayne Hemingway, Goldie Hawn, Melanie Griffith, Linus Roache, Angelina Jolie, and extra . . .
Contemporary philosophers: David Korten, Ralph Nader, Matthew Fox and extra . . .
Activists: John chook, Charlie Kernaghan and extra . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless humans, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and extra . . .
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HERE I WAS IN A DESIGNER SUIT AND EXPENSIVE COLOGNE NEXT TO SOMEONE WITH A BLANKET UNDER HIS ARM WHO LOOKED LIKE 20 MILES OF ROUGH ROAD. HE ASKED ME FOR MONEY, AND I SAID I DIDN'T HAVE ANY BUT I FELT HE DESERVED AN EXPLANATION. TOM LAUGHED W HEN I TOLD HIM ABOUT MY MISADVENTURE. I LAUGHED WITH HIM. HE THEN TOOK SOME COINS FROM HIS POCKET AND LEFT. FIVE MINUTES LATER, HE CAME BACK WITH COFFEE FOR ME. HERE W E WERE, I IN MY EXPENSIVE CLOTHES AND HE WITH NOTHING, BROUGHT TOGETHER BY A SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS.
I KNOW IT'S CRAZY, BUT IT'S ALMOST AS IF THE TW O EVENTS ARE LINKED. THE WOMAN ASKS ME IF I AM OKAY, AND HANDS ME A CARRIER BAG CONTAINING A LEAFLET ABOUT GOD, AND SOME SANDW ICHES AND CRISPS. BEFORE SHE WALKS AWAY SHE PUTS A TWO-POUND COIN INTO MY HAND. SOMEHOW, IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES, MY AFTERNOON HAS GOT A WHOLE LOT BETTER. I DECIDE TO WALK TO THE CAFE. AND USE THE MONEY TO BUY MYSELF AN HOUR IN THE WARM DRINKING TEA. AS I WALK DOWN THE ROAD THE RAIN FINALLY STOPS. K. HOMELESS NEWSPAPER 37 THE STRANGE FRUIT OF KINDNESS KINDNESS, IF DEFINED AS ANY CLOSE RELATIVE TO MERE TOLERANCE, IS A VERY LEAKY BOAT.
HERE W E WERE, I IN MY EXPENSIVE CLOTHES AND HE WITH NOTHING, BROUGHT TOGETHER BY A SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS. I OFTEN LOOKED FOR TOM, TO RETURN THE GESTURE, BUT I NEVER FOUND HIM. I WANTED TO DO MORE THAN GIVE HIM MONEY. I WANTED TO SHAKE HIS HAND AND TREAT HIM WITH THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY HE DESERVED. HE TAUGHT ME AN IMPORTANT LESSON THAT NIGHT, ONE I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN. ROB CAPRINI-WOOD REFUGEE SKILLS DEVELOPER 35 THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS NONSTOP RAIN SOAKING INTO MY SKIN. IT FEELS LIKE IT HAS BEEN RAINING FOREVER, ALTHOUGH ITS ACTUALLY ONLY BEEN TW O DAYS.
A Revolution in Kindness by Anita Roddick