Category Archives: compassion

Generosity defeats crime

What do you do to a shoplifter? Call the cops, of course. Jitendra Singh instead chose to talk to the boy, and ended up making a gift of food to him. THIS is what life is for: not wealth, power, … Continue reading

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Tolerance works

To quote Syliva Kryz from Hit and Run, “Hate begets hate, vengeance only leads to vengeance, violence feeds on itself. Only love can stop the endless cycle. Only love can turn hate into love.” A rule of the universe is, … Continue reading

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Child raising for a better world

Imagine a society in which people don’t get angry, regardless of the provocation. Does that sound impossible? Please read this little report on the research of several anthropologists with the Inuit. The hardy people of the North don’t suffer from … Continue reading

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You can do miles better than Trump

Trump did nothing to help storm survivors in rural Alabama. What will you do? When Trump’s helicopter buzzed over Beauregard, Alabama, all he could see was one trailer still standing. Everything around the trailer, for 24 miles, had been crushed … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, environment, Inspiration, politics

2000 climate change victims saved

They are newly hatched flamingo chicks. When their home became dry ground, the parent birds had no choice but to leave, but the babies were a long way from being able to fly. Read this inspiring story of how loving … Continue reading

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Amnesty wants a vote, not a donation

Credo Mobile donates $150,000 each month to a worthy cause. You are asked to vote for one of three contenders. The hugely important international organisation Amnesty International is one of these in February. I’ve just voted for them, and am … Continue reading

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These sensitive, loving beasts should NOT be city pets

Pigs should not be eaten, not because Moses and Mohammed said so, but because they are as intelligent, emotional and loving as your dog. Recently, many people have fallen for a con: they buy “mini pigs” as pets. They do … Continue reading

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Saved by the long view

In his 2003 book, How to Practise, the Dalai Lama describes many useful tools for working toward enlightenment. One is a meditation he performs every day, and since reading the book, so have I. First, use mindfulness meditation to reach … Continue reading

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Only Love can create peace

Please read this wonderful, inspiring essay by Simon Baron-Cohen. He is an expert on empathy, which he has studied through examining its absence for people with autism-spectrum disorders. Here, he applies the lens of empathy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The … Continue reading

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What money is for

He was a banker, then retrained as a social worker, caring for the troubled children of Washington State. He was frugal to the point of extending the life of his shoes with duct tape, because he was secretly saving every … Continue reading

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