By Anita Roddick
What if kindness have been a prerequisite for lots of of the issues we take without any consideration during this global, like our associations? Our criminal approach? our faculties? Our govt? With the aid of celebrities, squaddies, politicians, homeless highway owners, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand new perspectives of kindness to provide it an aspect and a energy that this global sorely misses.
The inspiration of kindness is frequently perceived as a passive, vulnerable caliber. the assumption happened to me to reclaim this be aware and the which means of it from those that could recommend that it's basically a top quality we must always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness will be planned and impressive and competitive. actual kindness is lively and alive. This inspirational present publication 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's found.
Featuring unique contributions from a wide selection of inventive 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 chicken, Charlie Kernaghan and extra . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless humans, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and extra . . .
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THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS, SUCH AS HOUSING AND BENEFITS, ARE CRITICAL. BUT IN ISOLATION THEY ARE MEANINGLESS. HOMELESSNESS IS A LONG AND PAINFUL JOURNEY FRAUGHT WITH HARDSHIPS, AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN, IT IS KINDNESS, CARING AND FRIENDSHIP THAT CARRY HOMELESS PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR BLACKEST AND MOST DIFFICULT DAYS. SHAKSGHOSH CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CRISIS 53 WHAT WOULD THE HEALTH SYSTEM BE LIKE IF IT WERE KINDER? 54 A KINDER, GENTLER HEALTH SYSTEM I AM INFLUENCED BY PER FUGELLI, PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL MEDICINE AT OSLO UNIVERSITY, W H O HAS WRITTEN ON THE ROLE OF TRUST IN MEDICINE.
REAL KINDNESS IS MOUTH-GAPING RESPECT AND COMPASSION FOR JUST HOW HARD IT IS TO BE A HUMAN BEING-ANY HUMAN BEING. REBECCA ALBAN HOFFBERGER FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR THE AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM 39 AN ACT OF MERCY LEMA, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL OTHER BOYS FROM HIS VILLAGE, WAS KIDNAPPED BY A PLATOON FROM AN INCURSIVE ARMY. ALONG THE JO URNEY, THE BOYS W ER E BEATEN AND TERRORIZED. AS THEY APPROACHED A RIVER, THE CONVOY W AS STRAFED BY A HELICOPTER GUNSHIP, AND MOST OF THE CAPTORS W ERE KILLED. ALL THE BOYS RAN TO SAFETY, BUT LEMA STAYED WITH NUMKE, ONE OF HIS INJURED CAPTORS, AND HELPED NURSE HIS W OUNDS.
ANGELINA JOLIE ACTRESS AND UNITED NATIONS REFUGEE AGENCY GOODWILL AMBASSADOR SURROUNDED BY LOVE, NOT MACHINES ISN'T THE TIME OF LIFE W HEN YOU NEED YOUR LOVED ONES TO BE THE KINDEST AND BRAVEST ACTUALLY THE TIME OF YOUR DEATH? YET MANY OF US DIE IN IMPERSONAL HOSPITALS IN THE PRESENCE OF STRANGERS W H O ARE PAID TO BE THERE, SURROUNDED BY BEEPING MONITORS, IN SHARED ROOMS, CONSTANTLY DISTRACTED AND INTERRUPTED BY THE HOSPITAL ROUTINE. MEDICAL AND HOSPICE PROFESSIONALS ARE INVALUABLE W HEN NECESSARY, BUT THE ONE THING THAT A HOSPITAL AND THOSE W HO W O RK THERE CANNOT PROVIDE IS LOVE.
A Revolution in Kindness by Anita Roddick