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What if kindness were a prerequisite for many of the things we take for granted in this world, like our institutions? Our legal system? Our schools? Our government? With the help of celebrities, soldiers, politicians, homeless street vendors, political prisoners, activists, and entrepreneurs, I asked for new views of kindness to give it an edge and a vitality that this world sorely misses.
The concept of kindness is often perceived as a passive, weak quality. The idea occurred to me to reclaim this word and the meaning of it from those who would suggest that it is merely a quality we should "practice randomly." Kindness should not be random; kindness should be deliberate and bold and aggressive. Real kindness is active and alive. This inspirational gift book seeks to turn the preconception of 'kindness' on its head--to revolutionize our thinking about it and redefine it as a moral and ethical value, and to recognize those unconventional places where it is found.
Featuring original contributions from a wide variety of creative individuals including:
Entertainers: Annie Lennox, Wayne Hemingway, Goldie Hawn, Melanie Griffith, Linus Roache, Angelina Jolie, and more . . .
Contemporary philosophers: David Korten, Ralph Nader, Matthew Fox and more . . .
Activists: John Bird, Charlie Kernaghan and more . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless people, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and more . . .

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Soldiers, doctors, activists, prisoners, designers, actors and down- and-outs are changing their worlds using kindness. Anita Roddick is one of the world's most controversial and successful businesswomen, renowned for her campaigning on the issues of human rights and globalisation, and now kindness.

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Roddick, author, Body Shop founder and campaigner for social justice, brings together a wide variety of voices speaking on the subject of kindness. Entertainers, philosophers, political prisoners, writers, fashion designers, and rock n' rollers are all represented, along with poignant thoughts from the invisible, homeless, and disenfranchised.

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Anita Roddick is not only one of the most successful businesswomen in the world, she's also one of the most effective campaigners for social justice of our time. In A Revolution in Kindness Roddick brings together a wide variety of voices speaking on the subject of kindness. Entertainers, philosophers, political prisoners, writers, fashion designers, and rock n' rollers are all represented, along with poignant thoughts from the invisible, homeless, and disenfranchised. This provocative book turns the preconception of kindness on its head. Its entries are deliberate, strong, assertive, and incite action to make the world a better place now. The contributions of Annie Lenox, Antonio Banderas, Lao Tzu, Kahlil Gibran, Fritjov Capra, Angelina Jolie, and many others are presented on individually designed pages with illustrations throughout. "This beautifully designed two-color gift book package is a call to action that will appeal to a wide range of people. "Anita Roddick is one of the most powerful and influential activists for social change. The international chain of stores that she founded, The Body Shop, is known for enacting many of her visionary beliefs of fair trade, environmental awareness, animal protection, and respect for human rights through programs including Trade Not Aid. "Most of the contributors are household names, including rock n rollers, movie stars, and spiritual leaders.

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dougretz, December 20, 2011 (view all comments by dougretz)
A simple ideal and premise with profound potential and scope. Annita Roddick did a wonderful job of compiling diverse individual perspectives in reflection and support of a profoundly important basis for being. A thoughtful "what if" that inspires taking personal action to change the world, one gesture at a time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780954395919
Editor:
Roddick, Anita
Publisher:
Anita Roddick Books
Editor:
Roddick, Anita
Author:
Roddick, Anita
Location:
Chichester
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Kindness
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
G-9
Publication Date:
20030301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.5 x 5.5 in 4 oz

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Product details 192 pages Anita Roddick Press - English 9780954395919 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Soldiers, doctors, activists, prisoners, designers, actors and down- and-outs are changing their worlds using kindness. Anita Roddick is one of the world's most controversial and successful businesswomen, renowned for her campaigning on the issues of human rights and globalisation, and now kindness.
"Synopsis" by , Roddick, author, Body Shop founder and campaigner for social justice, brings together a wide variety of voices speaking on the subject of kindness. Entertainers, philosophers, political prisoners, writers, fashion designers, and rock n' rollers are all represented, along with poignant thoughts from the invisible, homeless, and disenfranchised.
"Synopsis" by , Anita Roddick is not only one of the most successful businesswomen in the world, she's also one of the most effective campaigners for social justice of our time. In A Revolution in Kindness Roddick brings together a wide variety of voices speaking on the subject of kindness. Entertainers, philosophers, political prisoners, writers, fashion designers, and rock n' rollers are all represented, along with poignant thoughts from the invisible, homeless, and disenfranchised. This provocative book turns the preconception of kindness on its head. Its entries are deliberate, strong, assertive, and incite action to make the world a better place now. The contributions of Annie Lenox, Antonio Banderas, Lao Tzu, Kahlil Gibran, Fritjov Capra, Angelina Jolie, and many others are presented on individually designed pages with illustrations throughout. "This beautifully designed two-color gift book package is a call to action that will appeal to a wide range of people. "Anita Roddick is one of the most powerful and influential activists for social change. The international chain of stores that she founded, The Body Shop, is known for enacting many of her visionary beliefs of fair trade, environmental awareness, animal protection, and respect for human rights through programs including Trade Not Aid. "Most of the contributors are household names, including rock n rollers, movie stars, and spiritual leaders.
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