Your Soul Food For Luck Friday December 13 2019: Combatting America’s Epidemic of Unkindness

This week:

In an age of polarization, xenophobia, inequality, downward mobility, environmental devastation, and climate apocalypse, what are the implications of kindness, where does it come from and how can we promote it?

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Animals Loving Humans: A delectable vid to kick off this issue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g2d2t1RMWE

 

America’s Epidemic of Unkindness: A new research institute at UCLA wants to start a virtuous cycle of generosity and do-gooding
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/how-be-kind/602488/?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email

 

Irish School Replaces Homework with Acts of Kindness:
A primary school in County Cork has decided to do away with all homework for the entire month of December, replacing it instead with ‘acts of kindness’.
“Be the reason somebody smiles today”
https://www.irishpost.com/news/irish-school-replaces-homework-acts-kindness-reason-somebody-smiles-today-174728?fbclid=IwAR0ManxkJCjUlPmf4S4FwnvJL29oruxw-0inYgwIsiZc2j7-8YG0kS1ETR4

 

It’s Not Enough to Be Right—You Also Have to Be Kind: Takedowns and clever quips are easy, but empathy and persuasion are better!
https://forge.medium.com/its-not-enough-to-be-right-you-also-have-to-be-kind-b8814111fe1

 

Dogs Can’t Help Falling in Love: One researcher argues that a dog’s ability to bond has more to do with forming emotional attachments than being smart about what humans want…
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/science/dogs-love-evolution.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

 

Thanks this week go to Larry H, Sanya D, Shannon Mc.A, and all of you with a kind soul!
Please pay it forward
Love,
Neville

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“Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.”– King Solomon

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