Category Archives: compassion

Join the kindness revolution

I admire Michelle Schoffro Cook for her many articles about health and nutrition, but her call for a kindness revolution raises this admiration to a new level. She is doing her best to build the culture that would make life … Continue reading

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What can we do about the environment: an answer at Quora

You may have read previous answers from me to similar questions, but I have given a fuller one here. If you haven’t, you may find it a novel way of looking at our future, and what we can do about … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, compassion, environment, philosophy, Projects

Human nature being what it is…

We are in the middle of the Australian election campaign. I was riding around on my bike, letterboxing (for the Greens of course), when I saw a long stream of delightful human puppies running, jogging, walking or struggling along, supervised … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, fun, Inspiration, philosophy

Compassion in practical action

One of the inspirations of my life is my daughter, Natalie. (She’ll tell me off for mentioning this.) Today, she drew my attention to a charity she has started to support. In 2007, Tony and Lisa Clark solved a number … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Bob's Books, compassion, philosophy, politics, Psychology

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

Posted in compassion, philosophy, Psychology

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

Posted in Climate change, compassion

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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