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By Anita Roddick

What if kindness have been a prerequisite for lots of of the issues we take with no consideration during this global, like our associations? Our felony procedure? our colleges? Our govt? With the aid of celebrities, squaddies, politicians, homeless highway owners, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand spanking new perspectives of kindness to provide it an part and a power that this global sorely misses.
The proposal of kindness is usually perceived as a passive, susceptible caliber. the assumption happened to me to reclaim this observe and the that means of it from those that may recommend that it really is simply a high quality we must always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness can 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 pondering it and redefine it as an ethical and moral price, and to acknowledge these unconventional locations the place it truly is found.
Featuring unique contributions from a large choice of artistic contributors 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 fowl, Charlie Kernaghan and extra . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless humans, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and extra . . .

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A Revolution in Kindness

What if kindness have been a prerequisite for plenty of of the issues we take without any consideration during this global, like our associations? Our felony approach? our faculties? Our executive? With assistance from celebrities, squaddies, politicians, homeless highway owners, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand spanking new perspectives of kindness to provide it an aspect and a energy that this global sorely misses.

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THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU GET BULLIED INTO GETTING PISSED. I SHOULD KNOW IT'S HAPPENED ENOUGH TIMES TO ME. KINDNESS CAN REALLY SUCK. K. HOMELESS NEWSPAPER 51 KINDNESS AND COMPASSION JO N IS A 32-YEAR-OLD HOMELESS MAN W H O HAD NEVER BEEN SHOW N ANY KINDNESS IN HIS LIFE. HIS FATHER SMASHED BOTH HIS KNEECAPS WITH A HAMMER W HEN HE W AS SIX, AFTER WHICH HIS LIFE SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL. THE LESS ABLE HE W AS TO COPE, THE MORE INTOL­ ERANT AND JUDGMENTAL THE W ORLD AROUND HIM BECAME. W HEN HE FIRST CAME TO OUR CHRISTMAS SHELTER, HE WAS ANGRY AND HURT-A LOST SOUL.

POOR HOUSING, POOR EDUCATION, INDUSTRIAL PROLIFERATION FOR PROFIT AND CORRUP­ TION ARE ALL EVIDENCE OF OUR FAILING COMMITMENT. MASSIVE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES DEFEND THEIR MARKET SHARE, OFFER NO CHEAP DRUGS FOR THE THIRD WORLD, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE DECIMATION OF CENTRAL AFRICA. THIS DOESN’T SEEM KIND. 62 KINDNESS HELPS PEOPLE MAKE CHOICES REGARDING THEIR OW N ILLNESS AND TREATMENT OR, AS CITIZENS, DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANT TO BE PART OF A NATION INVESTING IN HEALTH. HOW MUCH KINDNESS AND HONESTY HAVE W E SEEN FROM GOVERNMENTS TRYING TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN THIS DIFFICULT DEBATE?

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.

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