A small ray of hope that we can maybe build on to help people across the world discover our shared humanity and in turn start driving positive change in their societies.
Archive for April, 2015
“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
JD: So I get off the train. You know, I’m walking towards the stairs and this young teenager, uh, pulls out a knife. He wants my money. So I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go.’
He starts to leave and as he’s walking away I’m like, ‘Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you’re gonna be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm.’
So, you know, he’s looking at me like, ‘What’s going on here?’ You know, and he asked me, ‘Why are you doing this?’
And I’m like, ‘Well, I don’t know, man, if you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few dollars then I guess you must really need the money. I mean, all I wanted to do was go get dinner and, uh, if you really want to join me, hey, you’re more than welcome.’
So I’m like, ‘Look, you can follow me if you want.’
“It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.”
I truly wonder whether the US will ever be able to extricate itself from its role as the Mideast police and get others to share the burden of fostering stability there, at least to free up sufficient bandwidth for the Asia pivot.
A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.”
- Richard Dehmel“
Hearing consumers say they “gotta have it” is the dream of anyone launching a new product. Susan Spencer of “48 Hours” shows us a case where that dream came true:
In 2004, snack food innovator Daniel Lubetzky set a very high bar — by creating a bar all his own.
So how would he describe a KIND bar? “It’s a healthy snack bar made with whole nuts and fruits,” he said.
And it’s hit a sweet spot. KIND founder and CEO Lubetzky says sales have doubled every year for a decade — a decade in which Americans gobbled up more than one billion of its bars.