Have you ever built an “ARK”? An Act of Random Kindness

We are living in a pitiful world. Poverty, hunger, spread of diseases, terrorism, and rumors of war are what we are facing right now. There are many people who experiences poverty, especially those people in the third-world countries. You know, poverty leads to hunger and hunger leads to spread of diseases. In another part, terrorism leads to war. Now you’re thinking or maybe you’re asking. What is the connection of this to my title? Keep on reading! But if you want to go and felt bored about this, you are free to leave.

To continue, because of the problem that the world has, we feel less secure, and we keep on thinking that there are no good people left. You may think that maybe yes, there are still good people but I’m sure you’ll say that they are hard to find. But you know what? A person can find kindness to people if you just simply look at them hard enough. For me, there is no such a thing as bad people. Everyone has kindness inside them.

Well, if you think all the people around you are bad and have been corrupted by evil, why don’t you change your mindset? Why not try to look for their good side instead of their bad side? Or maybe just start with yourself. Try showing kindness to anyone by simply helping others. Like maybe, if you see an old lady crossing the street, why not try to help her? Or just simply smile to a stranger. You see my point? If we keep doing this maybe we as an individual can leave an impact to a certain person. With a simple gesture and a simple act of kindness, we can change the world. You’ll never know that maybe you have been the reason why this we call pitiful world has been a beautiful world.

As I end this article, I want you guys to watch these two inspiring films. I hope you’ll be inspired too.

This short video is about a guy who helped a thief, see what happens next.

The next video is about a guy who has been kind to others, be inspired with his story.

Have you been inspired by these videos? There are still people like this and this could be you. Again, before I end this, I would like to ask you. Have you ever built an ARK?

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How to stop smoking and do something else with your hands

I’m trying to quit smoking but I can’t. It’s hard. I am a writer and being a writer is stressful. But your article is inspiring! 🙂 I’ll really try to quit!

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I drop to my knees, ejaculating on the planks of my fortune, and exhale. I am breathing again, alive, electrified roots singing, man, singing, man, sweet angel of merciless shock, singing, this is better than anything, take everything, everything I have, everything I am, just do not touch this moment of bliss.

I was in my early twenties, a blooming writer with an oral fixation. After sexing up the page with a literary ode to the nicotine fix coupled with the rigours of a coughing fit, it hit me that it was time for me to get smart, off my knees, and while still young, my fellow smokers, try to quit.

gauloise-caporal-937077925_MLLater that evening, I was deep-throating a Gauloise in the park, contemplating the masterpiece I had yet to write, when my pal Mark told me he’d jump into the freezing pond if I would dump my snotty French cigs forever that very moment, that…

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Am I Too Young To Be So Bitter?

Great article! Reminds me of the days when I was looking for a job after my college graduation. Kudos!

Am I Thirty Yet

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A few weeks ago I went to my friend’s graduation. I’m one of those people who tends to cry at everything. I can’t even watch 95% of the commercials they air these days without a box of tissues on hand. So I warned my friend that I’m probably going to tear up at some point during the ceremony. Graduations can be an emotional thing and I just knew one of those speeches was going to get to me.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. Sadness was the last thing on my mind. If I was going to tear up, it would have been from laughing so hard. I laughed at most of the speeches. It was either I laugh or scream with rage. Anger. That’s the emotion I felt the most during the graduation ceremony.

I graduated from college over four years ago. I owe a ton of money from student loans…

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10 Things that Most Successful People Know

Nowadays, they say that money makes the world go round. There is nothing that money can’t buy. Everything in this world requires money. For some instances, if you want to travel from a certain place, you need money. If you want something to eat, you need money. If you need any kind of product, supply, or any kind of services, you need money. In short, money is what makes everything works and without it everything in life would stop or not work.

But did you know that there are thing that money cannot buy and money is not the basis for success. And sometimes, great riches come with great responsibilities and some of them brings along stress which could be fatal. There are a lot of cases where financial loss, dropping shares, takeovers, loss of jobs, or personal problems has forced some RICH men to end their lives and even worse, Rei Jane Huaui, Peter Smedley, Wayne Pai, and Paul Castle to mention some.

All the mentioned people are rich people yet they have their different issues. It just shows that there are things that money can’t buy, and money is not a basis for success.

Happiness

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 They say happiness is the main force driving in our life and surely, everybody wants to be happy. To study, have a good job, earn money, get married and be happy. It’s what all of us seek. But do you know that true happiness is often found in little things that are way beyond to be bought using money. Maybe a smile from a stranger, a giggle from a new born, a hug from your best friend, or a kiss from your lover. See, you cannot buy these things with money yet they make you happy much more than money.

Time

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According to Gloria Tesch “Time is the most precious gift you can give to someone, because if you give someone your time, it’s a part of your life that you can never get back”.  Yes, it’s true. Once it’s gone, you can’t bring it back. You may be the richest person on the planet, but your money can’t bring back the bygone time. The moment which you skipped on spending with the important people in your life just because you’re too busy with work will never return. You can’t bring back time nor buy it. And time machines are not available yet in the market.

Inner Peace/Peace of Mind

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A person may have millions and billions of money in the bank. But what will you do with it if you don’t have a peace of mind? This cannot be bought by money. When one accepts everything that life has to offer and is able to find some positivity out of the most negative situations that is where you can find inner peace. In fact, many times money is the reason why we lose our sense of inner peace. We keep stressing upon how to earn it, save it, increase it, or spend it.

A Healthy/Happy Family

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This is one of the most important, a person should have. A happy family comes out as a healthy family. A cold and detached family is what nobody likes to have. And even if you’re the richest man on the planet, you can never buy the closeness and the intimacy which is supposed to be there among family members. You can only have this by spending some time with your family and sharing significant as well as trivial things with each other.

Tender Loving Care (TLC)

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Love is one thing that everyone wants on their life. Almost everybody wants to feel special, blessed, and well, LOVED. An individual never intend or plan to fall in love with someone, it just come. It just happens. You cannot make someone fall in love with you. And surely, you can never buy a person to love you. One’s riches do flatter others and can buy them infatuation or lust but no one wants that kind of love, right? A person’s love is way beyond money.

Good Friends

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Having good friends can help you in anything. They will support you with everything especially on your down side moments. And having good friends can make your world a beautiful place to live in. What’s the point of having the coolest car in your school or having fancy thing or nice, when you’re not making good friends? People are always attracted to anyone who is rich but that’s just money. A true friendship doesn’t come with price tags.

Health

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What the point of having all the money in the world when you are sick? Yes, you can buy all the most expensive and most advance treatment; you can even buy expensive medicines, or even have a full time nurse but good health? NO! Health has more to do with your lifestyle. There are people who keep on working to earn money but because of this they tend to ignore their health. So what’s the point of being rich, when you’re in the hospital bed but not a healthy body to spend them?

Satisfaction of Fulfilling Dreams

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For Many people, their greatest dream is to earn a lot of money. All of us have their own dream upon growing up. Some of us want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a pilot, an engineer, a musician, or maybe a photographer. It can be anything you have dreamt about. You work day and night, and against all odds. But once you get there. Once you reached your dream, the thrill and satisfaction you get after seeing those dreams getting fulfilled is no match with a huge bank of cash.

Respect

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Being respected by anyone brings a feeling of positivity and a sense of confidence. Every one of us wants to be respected. Respect from family, friends, workplace, and among the society. One can earn respect by working hard and being a noble person and respect cannot be bought by money. A true respect from the heart cannot be bought but only earned.

Knowledge and Experience

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You may have graduated and earned a degree from the most expensive school in the world but the sky soaring fee you have paid doesn’t ensure to widen up your knowledge or provide you experience about many worldly matters. A person can be wiser and more experienced than you, which is an advantage to him to grow ahead in his career, where your fancy degree and money won’t work. For knowledge, wisdom and experience cannot be bought but just acquired with time and effort.

These are the things that money can’t buy. Sometimes success can be seen on what is inside a person not on what he has materially. Life is just not about money. It’s about the things that make you who you are as a human being; it’s about finding true happiness.