Extreme Kindness

Extreme Kindness


I was asked recently,

“how much does Extreme Kindness truly change the worlds problems?”

The problems being: War, Poverty, Racism, Disease, Hunger, Murder, Corporate Greed and Political Corruption.

My answer,

“I do not know”

My goal for Extreme Kindness is not to directly bring about World Peace or solve any other of those massive and frightening global issues.

I’m no genius and I am not a great man.

But, rarely have I been indifferent.

Extreme Kindness wakes me up. It gets peoples attention. It can take away a persons indifference.

Indifference to suffering. A lack of connection to the world around us. This is all I wish to solve. Then maybe someone might teach me how to help make a real difference.

Edmund Burke

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.

Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.

George Bernard Shaw

Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.

Helen Keller

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.

Joan Vinge

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don’t stand a chance against it.

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25 Responses to “Indifference”

  1. Meloni Lyon Says:
    February 7th, 2007 at 1:37 am

    Could you please forward me details of what the cost of engaging your group would be. Thank you kindly and have a great day.
    Meloni Lyon
    Brain Injury Association of Alberta

  2. jacob Says:
    February 16th, 2007 at 12:48 am

    You got it my man…enough of this indifference! Rocking it out at the school level…J

  3. Paula Hammer Says:
    February 16th, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Hey Brad just a couple of minutes but I am really missing the kindness.
    Love to all
    I will talk when I have more time.

    Love Paula

  4. LN Says:
    February 18th, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    Met the Extreme Kindness Crew this weekend at a conference. What an eye opener it was to realize they go around the world to encourage people to be kind to one another. I 2 was lucky I guess in having a mother that I shall never surpass and who has taught me this without me realizing it until this weekend.

    Brad- thanks for sharing your story. I’ve been thrown in the caregiver role for my mom as well at an earlier age than most. I found out a few minutes prior to meeting with you guys that my role shall continue. I hope that my mom will be as proud of me as I’m sure yours is of you.

    LN :)

    PS- Saw people holding up signs of “Free Hug” downtown Vancouver 2day. Would have given them one but was driving and light turned green. Thanks for making me smile :)

  5. DSD Says:
    February 23rd, 2007 at 7:10 am

    “Indifferent is not the way we are meant be” Anon
    My post last Dec 2006 on “Just One Thing”, on my blog, relates my feelings about being ‘indifferent’ to things…
    I enjoyed these quotes as well.
    “Summit Stones & Adventure Musings”

  6. Leif Says:
    February 24th, 2007 at 7:43 pm


    Inspiring words on the evils of indifference. Thank you.

    I’d like to invite you and yours to Walk for Kindness with us, wherever you may be, on May 5, 2007. We’ll be holding our second annual expression of Kindness in Ellensburg, Washington, USA, and are seeking interested groups in other cities to walk simultaneously in the name of kindness.

    All are welcome. Please contact me at leif@walkforkindness.org if you’d like to walk for kindness in your area. For information, visit us at http://www.walkforkindness.org.

    Best wishes!


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