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On Kindness

Author : Adam Phillips
ISBN : 9780141908571
Genre : Self-Help
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The pleasures of kindness have been well known since the dawn of western thought. Kindness, declared Marcus Aurelius, was mankind's 'greatest delight' - and centuries-worth of thinkers and writers have echoed him. But today many people seem to find these pleasures literally incredible. Instead of embracing the benefits of altruism, as a species we seem to be becoming deeply and fundamentally antagonistic to each other, with motives that are generally self-seeking. This book explains how and why this has come about, and argues that the affectionate life - a life lived in instinctive sympathetic identification with the vulnerabilities and attractions of others - is the one we should all be inclined to live. 'We mutually belong to one another,' as the philosopher Alan Ryan writes, and the good life is one 'that reflects this truth'. What the Victorians called 'open-heartedness' and the Christians 'caritas' remains essential to our emotional and mental health, for reasons both obvious and hidden, argue the authors of this elegant and indispensable exploration of the concept of kindness.
Category: Self-Help

Counting On Kindness

Author : Wendy Lustbader
ISBN : 9781439118498
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 79.38 MB
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Seattle mental health counselor Lustbader here compells attention to and sympathy for those who must rely on caregivers for their needs. Stories are related by patients themselves. From incapacitated men and women we learn of the humiliations caused by the loss of autonomy, of the frustrations at not being able to manage on one's own. Accounts from widely different sorts of patients and those who begrudgingly or willingly see to their care provide graphic lessons in sensitivity.
Category: Social Science

Capitalizing On Kindness

Author : Kristin Tillquist
ISBN : 9781601638892
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.45 MB
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Offers important tips and practical suggestions for gaining an advantage in business through acts of kindness and respect by highlighting how a good rapport and caring attitude benefits the bottom line, creating a culture of kindness at work, and avoiding barriers when using kindness as a strategy for success.
Category: Business & Economics

Tiny Thoughts On Kindness

Author : Agnes de Bezenac
ISBN : 9781623874810
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 81.29 MB
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A story about the benefits of treating others with love and , as well as kindness the sad consequences of not doing so. Suggested for ages 6 and under. For more kids products and free downloads, visit our website at www.icharacter.org
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Against All Gods Six Polemics On Religion And An Essay On Kindness

Author : A.C. Grayling
ISBN : 9781849433112
Genre : Religion
File Size : 64.11 MB
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Do religions have an inherent right to be respected? Is atheism itself a form of religion, and can there be such a thing as a 'fundamentalist atheist'? Are we witnessing a global revival in religious zeal, or do the signs point instead to religion's ultimate decline? In a series of bold, unsparing polemics, A.C. Grayling tackles these questions head on, exposing the dangerous unreason he sees at the heart of religious faith and highlighting the urgent need we have to reject it in all its forms, without compromise. In its place he argues for a set of values based on reason, reflection and sympathy, taking his cue from the great ethical tradition of western philosophy.
Category: Religion

Words On Kindness

Author : Helen Exley
ISBN : 1850159238
Genre : Religion
File Size : 57.14 MB
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"Words on Kindness" is a little book of quiet wisdom from many of the world's greatest people. It has thoughts and insights into the value of kindness in our lives and makes an ideal gift to say "Thank you" to a special person.
Category: Religion

Congratulations By The Way

Author : George Saunders
ISBN : 9781408859346
Genre : Kindness
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An inspiring message from the inaugural Folio Prize winner, George Saunders, one of today's most influential and original writers
Category: Kindness


Author : Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia). Gallery
ISBN : 0980367980
Genre : Art
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Category: Art