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Jules posted this link in a comment ….a healthy happy cure for anxiety and autism.

Extract … “A few weeks later, in the spring of 2015, he saw his opportunity when someone on a Pittsburgh Reddit group needed a hand installing a television antenna. Potter, who is handy, did it for no charge and felt great about it. Then someone on the same Reddit group asked for a cat sitter and he jumped at the chance.“It snowballed from there,” said Potter, 29. “I decided that for the next year, if anyone asks me for help, as long as it’s legal and as long as it won’t harm anyone else, I’d do it. It sounds ridiculous, but I did it.”

Soon, he was committing near-daily acts of kindness in the Pittsburgh community: helping someone repair vinyl siding, moving furniture, fixing a leaky roof, changing a grandmother’s tire on the side of the road. All for free. He even raised $700 for a teen in his community who was injured while stopping a hate crime.”

 

She has shared Good News stories with me before but the interesting part of this one is that the fellow was an average guy eg not originally loaded / wealthy / talented / connected. 

He found his frequent acts of kindness were the perfect solution to his own anxiety and autism.  Personally and professionally I have found that helping others is a profound solution to resolving most of our issues.

But please don’t believe me, try it yourself and then share with us please?

33 thoughts on “cure all

  1. I must say I resonate with this, as I see this sort of thing often, it cheers me no end. There’s a show called the Kindness Diaries by an English producer who does a motorbike ride and then a car ride across the US in order to discover whether he can find kindness or not, a bit odd, but along the lines of the above.

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          1. Ah yes, Netflix, forgot that bit. I wondered too because I didn’t give a lot of detail whether or not you were thinking of that man who travelled the world just freeloading? This guy has a purpose which sets him apart. There’s a book (of course there is) which might be traceable through a local library. Some of the show is available on youtube. It’s not perfect, but the topic shines through weirdly enough.

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  2. If only half the world did the same, if only for 1 year, say when they reach a certain age. the world would be a better place and never run short on kindness. May no one believe you and do try it themselves.

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  3. I think that the more people are aware of the difference they can make; perhaps more will participate. One of the things I liked about this story was that others were inspired to help this man who was helping others. Pay It Forward in motion 🙂

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  4. Good deeds bring joy not only to recipients, but people feel that they are getting better. It’s such a therapy for the spirit. It’s good to have a good heart.
    I wish that there are only good and obliging people around you.

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  5. Magnificent! I wonder if he’s still at it, four years hence. What a great addition to our world’s balance sheet.

    Every life he touches moves the “needle” in the right direction and inspires people, perhaps, to do the same.

    We’ve found your Northern Hemisphere counterpart, Kate! Between the two of you, you’re giving this whole “nice” thing every advantage. I think it might just make it.

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