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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 international, like our associations? Our felony approach? our faculties? Our executive? With assistance from celebrities, infantrymen, politicians, homeless highway owners, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand new perspectives of kindness to provide it an part and a energy that this global sorely misses.
The thought of kindness is frequently perceived as a passive, susceptible caliber. the belief happened to me to reclaim this observe and the which means of it from those that could recommend that it really is simply a top quality we must always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness might be planned and ambitious and competitive. genuine kindness is lively and alive. This inspirational present ebook 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 areas the place it really is found.
Featuring unique contributions from a wide selection 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 fowl, Charlie Kernaghan and extra . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless humans, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and extra . . .

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AND BECAUSE THE GIRL CARED, BECAUSE THE WOMAN COULD SEE IT IN THE GIRL'S EYES, THE WOMAN KNEW THAT SHE TOO MUST TELL THE TRUTH. AND SO SHE DID. AND SO THEY WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS, AND THE ROAD WAS EASIER TO WALK ON. K. HOMELESS NEWSPAPER 33 MANCHESTER MISADVENTURE I REMEMBER A COLD NIGHT IN MANCHESTER 20 YEARS AGO. I WAS ON A FIRST DATE AND DRESSED TO IMPRESS. I W AS W EARIN G MY BEST DESIGNER SUIT AND SHOES AND HAD BOOKED THE MOST EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT IN TOWN TO W IN E AND DINE MY BEAUTIFUL COMPANION.

IN THE N EW PHASE OF THE W AR—DIRECTLY ADDRESSING THE 'DEMAND SIDE' OF CLIENTS, MADAMES AND PIMPS-KINDNESS WILL BE OUR STRONGEST WEAPON. THE ATTITUDES FOR CHANGE ARE THERE WITHIN THE BROTHELS, AND THOSE ATTITUDES ARE ROOTED IN BASIC HUMAN KINDNESS. ’ PROSTITUTES, MADAMES AND CLIENTS THEMSELVES MUST BE THE AGENTS OF CHANGE. THOSE W H O CAN LEAD THE CHANGE ARE THOSE W HO CAN BE MOTIVATED BY KINDNESS, AND W HO -LET’S BE REALISTIC—UNDERSTAND THAT OPPRESSION AND CRUELTY, LIKE HIV AND AIDS, MAKE FOR BAD SEX AND BAD BUSINESS.

BRITAIN’S NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CAN BE VIEWED AS A FORM OF COLLECTIVE STATE KINDNESS-THE REAL­ IZATION THAT W E ARE ALL SUBJECT TO ILLNESS, THAT WHEN ILL, W E ARE ALL VULNERABLE. YET PEOPLE RETURNING FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR FREQUENTLY REPORT THAT THEY FELT VALUED BY THE PROFES­ SIONALS THEY ENCOUNTERED, WHEREAS IN THE NHS THEY FEEL A BURDEN. STILL, THE ABILITY TO EMPATHIZE—TO PUT ONESELF METAPHORICALLY IN THE PATIENT’S POSITION-COSTS NOTHING. BREAKING BAD NEWS BRUTALLY OR PEDANTICALLY RECITING THE LIMITATIONS OF ONE'S PRO­ FESSIONAL BOUNDARIES SERVES TO UNDERMINE BOTH THE GENEROUS VISION OF THE NHS AND THE ESTEEM IN WHICH IT CONTINUES TO BE HELD.

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