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By Anita Roddick

ISBN-10: 0954395913

ISBN-13: 9780954395919

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 felony method? our faculties? Our govt? With the aid of celebrities, infantrymen, politicians, homeless road proprietors, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand new perspectives of kindness to provide it an facet and a energy that this international sorely misses.
The proposal of kindness is frequently perceived as a passive, susceptible caliber. the belief happened to me to reclaim this be aware and the which means of it from those that could recommend that it really is only a top quality we must always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness can be planned and impressive and competitive. actual kindness is lively and alive. This inspirational reward publication seeks to show the preconception of 'kindness' on its head--to revolutionize our puzzling over 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 large choice of inventive 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 poultry, 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.

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.

HOMELESS NEWSPAPER 31 R ELIEV IN G THE BURDEN SHE DIDN'T HAVE MANY POSSESSIONS, BUT EVEN THE ONES SHE HAD IN THE FEW BAGS SHE CARRIED SEEMED TO W EIG H THOUSANDS OF POUNDS AS SHE DRAGGED THEM UP THE COBBLESTONES IN THE RAIN. SHE HADN'T A CLUE W HERE SHE W AS HEADED. ALL SHE KNEW WAS THAT SHE COULDN'T STAY WHERE SHE HAD JUST BEEN—IN THE FLAT OF ANOTHER FALSE FRIEND. SHE W AS NEARLY DEAF AND BLIND, SO MUCH IN HER MIND. SHE WAS SORE AND NEEDED TO SLEEP. BUT W HERE? " SHE TURNED AND SAW A YOUNG GIRL.

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