By Anita Roddick
What if kindness have been a prerequisite for plenty of of the issues we take without any consideration during this international, like our associations? Our felony procedure? our faculties? Our executive? With assistance from celebrities, squaddies, politicians, homeless highway proprietors, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand new perspectives of kindness to provide it an facet and a power that this international sorely misses.
The notion of kindness is frequently perceived as a passive, vulnerable caliber. the belief happened to me to reclaim this notice and the which means of it from those that could recommend that it's simply a high quality we should always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness might be planned and ambitious and competitive. genuine kindness is lively and alive. This inspirational reward ebook seeks to show the preconception of 'kindness' on its head--to revolutionize our puzzling over it and redefine it as an ethical and moral price, and to acknowledge these unconventional locations the place it really 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 chook, Charlie Kernaghan and extra . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless humans, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and extra . . .
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1 KNOCKED ON THE DOOR, THERE WAS NO REPLY. I KNOCKED AGAIN AND AGAIN. LITTLE DID I KNOW HE WAS 200 MILES AWAY IN LONDON. I DECIDED TO TRY TO ENTER THROUGH A WINDOW. SUDDENLY AN ALARM SOUNDED, LIGHTS W ENT ON IN THE STREET AND DOGS BARKED. I PANICKED, AFRAID OF BEING ACCUSED A BURGLAR, AND RAN ACROSS A MUDDY FIELD, EVENTUALLY FINDING A MAIN ROAD AND A TAXI. THE DRIVER TOOK PITY ON ME AND TOOK ME INTO THE CITY CENTER FOR THE 2 POUNDS I HAD LEFT AFTER AN EXPENSIVE EVENING. M. I WAS COLD AND TIRED, AND THE STREET W AS DESERTED.
THE ANSWER IS OFTEN THAT THOSE WHO LOVE US ARE AFRAID THEY C A N T HANDLE IT, THAT THEY DON’T HAVE THE EMOTIONAL RESOURCES TO DISPENSE KINDNESS AND LOVE WHILE FACING THEIR INEVITABLE LOSS. BUT ALTHOUGH DEATH IS A LOSS, IT IS ALSO A GIFT: IT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW UNWAVERING, BRAVE AND NURTURING LOVE. WHEN FACED WITH THE QUESTION OF HOW TO CARE FOR SOMEONE W HO IS DYING, W E SHOULD ASK OURSELVES WHAT W OULD TRULY SERVE ALL THE NEEDS OF THAT PERSON, NOT JUST THE MEDICAL ONES. WHAT WOULD W E WANT FOR OURSELVES, AND WHAT ARE W E REALLY CAPABLE OF?
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. TO SAY "NO "-TO TURN YOUR BACK ON EVEN A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL, IS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SYSTEMATIC MARGINALIZATION OF HUMAN BEINGS. SAYING YES TO THE PEOPLE YOU MEET CAN, ON THE FACE OF IT. RESEMBLE A KIND OF SELFLESS GENEROSITY OF A NEIGHBOR, LIKE THE GOOD SAMARITAN. BUT THE STARTING POINT IS AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE ONE'S O W N SELFISH INTEREST: YOU SIMPLY DENY YOURSELF IN 46 VALUABLE ADVENTURES BY SAYING NO TO PEOPLE W HO CHALLENGE YOU.
A Revolution in Kindness by Anita Roddick
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