A Revolution in Kindness by Anita Roddick

By Anita Roddick

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 criminal process? our colleges? Our executive? With the aid of celebrities, squaddies, politicians, homeless road proprietors, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand new perspectives of kindness to offer it an part and a power that this global sorely misses.
The proposal of kindness is frequently perceived as a passive, susceptible caliber. the assumption happened to me to reclaim this note and the that means of it from those that could recommend that it really is purely a high quality we must always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness can be planned and ambitious and competitive. genuine kindness is energetic and alive. This inspirational reward booklet seeks to show the preconception of 'kindness' on its head--to revolutionize our brooding about it and redefine it as an ethical and moral worth, and to acknowledge these unconventional locations the place it truly is found.
Featuring unique contributions from a wide selection of artistic participants 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 chicken, Charlie Kernaghan and extra . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless humans, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and extra . . .

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JOHN FREDERICK DIRECTOR, RAY OF HOPE KATHMANDU, NEPAL 45 LOVE THY ENEM Y IT IS EASY TO BE KIND TO PEOPLE W H O ARE KIND TO US, TO PEOPLE W HO RADIATE SURPLUS ENERGY AND GOODW ILL AND TO PEOPLE W HOM W E LIKE. BUT WHAT W O ULD THE WORLD LOOK LIKE IF W E W ERE TO TRY BEING KIND TO OUR ENEMIES, TO PEOPLE W H O HAVE BEEN DEEPLY SCARRED OR MARGINALIZED IN THEIR UPBRINGING, TO PEOPLE W E DON'T LIKE OR W H O W E HAVE EVERY REASON TO FEAR? AS A TRAVELER, I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO TRY THAT OUT THROUGH MY LONG-STANDING POLICY OF SAYING YES TO EVERYONE I MEET ON MY W AY—WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT HIS PRESCRIPTION, IF ADOPTED, COULD ENHANCE THE LEVEL OF KINDNESS, IN ADDITION TO INCREAS­ ING TRUST WITHIN BRITAIN’S NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. RESPECT BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS W OULD BE A PREREQUISITE. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MUST SHARE DECISION-MAKING WITH PATIENTS AND RESPECT FOR THEIR AUTONOMY. THIS CAN PREVENT THOSE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD FROM BEING PATRONIZING AND PRESUMPTUOUS, OR OTHERW ISE MISUSING THEIR AUTHORITY UNDER THE GUISE OF KINDNESS. " REALISM IS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT FOR A POPULATION THAT HAS INFINITE ACCESS TO INFORMATION W ITHO UT KN O W LED GE AND EXPECTATIONS TO MATCH.

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. BUT THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE HE RECEIVED FROM HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS, W H O HAD GIVEN UP THEIR CHRISTMAS TO CREATE A COMMUNITY OF KINDNESS, TOUCHED HIM IN A MOST UNEXPECTED WAY.

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