I Believe In HumanKIND

Diana at http://talktodiana.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/the-rest-of-the-story/ asked:

What do you think is the world’s biggest issue or problem? (describe it)
What do you think needs to be done to solve this issue or problem?/What are you willing to do?
Do you think it will be solved in your lifetime? Why or why not?

I thought some of you might be interested in my reply, which has been augmented a bit for this post:

I believe that the biggest problem facing the world is that there is far more pain, loneliness, and suffering than there is kindness.

I believe that as more people learn how interconnected we all are and get more aligned with the goodness within themselves, greater kindness in action will naturally occur.

Every act of kindness, and every person who learns of their interconnection and goodness, has the potential to ease much pain, loneliness, and suffering, so it is one of my goals to continue attempting to spread the word in every interaction I have.

Around the globe many millions of people are doing the same.

I don’t believe that it is a coincidence that the last four letters of the word “Humankind” spell the word “Kind”. The answer to so many of our ills is even in the description of ourselves. We just need to BE kind; to BE love in action.

We already know the solution. Now, much like the need to blanket the world with inoculations against terrible diseases, we need to keep spreading the light until the darkness of apathy, neglect, greed, and violence, have no place to hide and are eradicated.

Will total global success occur in my lifetime? No. But I believe that progress is being made every day.

The problems are huge and daunting, but I believe in the greatness of the spirit within humankind to continue to gradually overcome them.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to I Believe In HumanKIND

  1. mimijk says:

    You inspire me Russ and in you I find a kindred spirit. One person, with the power to do simple acts of grace and kindness is like a pebble falling in a lake – its effects are felt in increasing larger circles.

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, MImi. You inspire me as well, and in you I too find a kindred spirit. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the word “Kind” begins the word kindred–and not just because “Kindred” indicates a kind of something.


  2. “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” Abraham J. Heschel

  3. Oh and thanks for mention. 🙂

  4. You know Russ that I am like-minded….Diane

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