Random Acts of Kindness

These days people seem more selfish vs selfless.  The state of the world around us seems more depressing than in the past.  I feel myself not paying as much attention to the news around us.  There is this cacophony of noise coming from the White House that feels like a flip-flopping seesaw.  What’s real, what’s not?  There is an underlying feeling of fear as if our leadership has unlocked Pandora’s box.  Are we just living in a TV show?

Then there are the small things that happen such as a new generation of officials who have been putting their hat in the ring with a group of citizens behind them that want to change the leadership we have had for decades.  Everything is a moving target.

Just when I have lost faith in people being empathetic towards their fellow person, I got a few random acts of kindness to come into my email box.  People who I do not know that wanted to do something for me from giving me the advice to amplify my voice to an interest to share things I have written.

More people seem to be yearning for being present in the moment, being part of a community and connected to their friends, it is those random acts of kindness that make me believe that there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel from where our world seems to be right now.  I certainly hope so.

Comments (Archived):

  1. William Mougayar

    The pendulum will swing … !

    1. awaldstein

      no it will not unless people do something about it.this is not a normal cycle.for us here in the states this is not a game watching the news, it is our reality and our responsibility.i have to ask myself every week, what have i done. for me mostly i donate through swing left to races to turn the house.and you?

      1. Gotham Gal

        I donate as well. Not sure what else to do but support the people who are trying to make a difference.

        1. awaldstein

          Not knowing what to do is a big issue for me so donating what I can to these mostly young, many women, first time candidates who with their energy and fearlessness feels right.As well, been volunteering to drive a project for social good that touches tech/crypto and conservation that while a blip in the sea of crap, makes me think I can offer some hands on work to possibly be setting the blueprint for rewiring stuff in a better way.

      2. William Mougayar

        As a non-US citizen or resident, I can’t do much about anything that is US specific.

        1. awaldstein

          Trump is a global problem.If China and the UK can target Whiskey exports in retaliation to his madness, everyone can find something to do. Includes people with spine in Canada as well.Doing nothing in my opinion–and I know this is harsh but I believe it–is not caring.And for someone as talented as yourself, that could be by publicly lending your support, and taking a stand, to projects that are doing things to change stuff.It’s fine any way you look at it but if the state of the world is a concern to you each of us needs to decide to act or not, be public about our views or not.

  2. Stuart Willson

    I subscribe to the philosophy of giving to (perhaps) getting.

  3. awaldstein

    The world under Trumps ugly gaze looks like a foreign place. Ugly and dystopian.Impossible for me not to feel paralyzing malaise at this.Impossible for me to stay there as then he wins and he must not.

    1. Gotham Gal

      He has opened up a world of anger and fear.

      1. awaldstein

        so so ugly.i want to find more energy to fight him than to fight my own reaction to it but yes, a struggle for me also.