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“Life is mostly froth and bubble.  Two things stand like stone.   Kindness in another’s trouble – courage in your own.”  Barbara Dinham’s Father.   She writes …  “The mature conscience of the postwar generation globally dropped do-gooding in favour of analysis and insight into social and political structures that maintain inequality and general injustice.  Kindness did not fit into analysis.  Being kind was for animals, children, the elderly, yourself even, and maybe the environment.  Kindness was too banal for the big social issues.  Kindness was for private, personal actions.  Yet one of the major social movements of the second half of the 20th century fought fiercely for recognition that the personal is political.  So is it time for a new kind of kindness?”

Barbara Dinham, Director, Pesticide Action Network, UK.  Pic and story from book ‘A Revolution In Kindness’ edited by Anita Roddick (Body Shop) – my bible.