Acts of Kindness

A Call for Waves; or, Why Ripples Aren’t Enough

by David King on September 16, 2013

As I sit down to write this, there are approximately 7,179,353,020 people living on the earth. By the time I finish writing these two sentences, that estimate will have changed to 7,179,353,128. That’s about a hundred more people in just a few seconds.

There is an interesting belief circulating the world – the belief that ripples are enough. In a previous office space, I had one of those motivational posters stuck on the wall. It depicted a water droplet striking calm water and creating ripples. Below the image was the word ACTION, and below that a phrase – It only takes a single thought to move the world. This poster sums up the belief to which I’m referring. It is the perspective that mere thoughts, simple cognitions of positivity, are enough to change the world. This belief has been … Keep Reading Here

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Restoring Humanity: An Appeal to Kindness

by TamilSelvan Ramis on July 21, 2013

Preface from David: In an effort to support the voices of others who are similarly bothered, I am publishing a letter from a previous student with whom I had the pleasure to associate briefly at the University of British Columbia. Selvan was an outstanding student, and recognized as such by the university via multiple undergraduate awards of the highest caliber. Yet more importantly, he is a respectable global citizen, demonstrating a relentless passion for human rights and freedoms which I had the opportunity to witness firsthand. This letter is a plea – a plea to stand up for humanity, and to take a participatory role in its rescue. In this way, it is also a plea to get bothered, and to start thinking critically and seriously about the future of humanity. I implore everyone to get more active. Please Keep Reading Here

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