The Kindness of Strangers

Kindness of Strangers
Let’s remake the world with words.
Not frivolously, nor
To hide from what we fear,
But with a purpose.

Let’s,
As Wordsworth said, remove
“The dust of custom” so things
Shine again, each object arrayed
In its robe of original light.
 
And then we’ll see the world
As if for the first time.
As once we gazed at the beloved
Who was gazing at us.
 
~ Gregory Orr ~
(There are three videos below, which means this post may be a bit slower in loading.)
 Nanayaran Krishnan (first video): “What is the purpose of life? It is to give. Start giving”.
I despise Donald Trump, the American billionaire supposedly running in the next US presidential elections,  for his greed, racism, misogyny, bullying, thuggery, selfishness and ignorance. He is a sad example of the mercenary, materialistic, anti-intellectual boorishness which characterises so many wealthy people around the world these days.
I feel contempt for those political leaders who could do so much good but who dance to the tune of the super-wealthy Establishment: Boehner (US); Cameron (UK); Blair (UK); Abbott (Australia); Merkel (Germany); and many more.  Western leaders kowtow to the likes of the authoritarian Saudi Arabian leaders with their repression of women and casual beheadings, or the murderous Egyptian regime under President El-Sisi. Political leaders and the mass media praise human rights but stay silent if those human rights are ignored by regimes where they can sell their weapons of death and destruction.
But I have absolute admiration for the kindness of strangers to those in need and exemplified in the three videos below.  These are ordinary folk who are opening their hearts to show love, compassion and plain old simple help to the less fortunate in society.  I hope you enjoy the videos as a reminder that there is so much good in the world, and we ordinary folk can re-build a world of goodness which triumphs over the selfishness of the tiny minority.
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