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Revolutions never start at the top. If we dare to dream of a more loving country - kinder, more compassionate, more cooperative, more respectful, more inclusive, more egalitarian, more harmonious, less cynical - there’s only one way to start turning that dream into a reality: each of us must live as if this is already that country. 

Following the ravages of 2020’s bushfires and pandemic on our mental and emotional health and on the economy, Hugh Mackay reflects on the challenges we faced during that year of upheaval and the questions many of us have asked. What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do I want us to become? Urging us not to let those questions go, and pointing to our inspiring displays of kindness and consideration, our shared responsibility for the common good and our heightened appreciation of the value of local neighbourhoods and communities, he asks in turn: ‘Could we become renowned as a loving country, rather than simply a 'lucky' one?’ 

Absorbing, wise and inspiring, The Kindness Revolution is a distillation of Hugh Mackay's life's work. Written for our times, this truly remarkable book shows how crises and catastrophes often turn out to be the making of us.

©2021 Hugh Mackay (P)2021 W F Howes

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Good premise but needs proper narrator

I was attracted to the premise and spirit of this book's content but unfortunately the author who self narrated the book has the perfect sort of voice for falling asleep to. As a result, I found parts of the book difficult to pay attention to, and found it dull in parts.
It really needs a professional narrator to bring the important points to light. I enjoyed the Epilogue the best, and that's not to say I'm dissing this book, but it was an inspirational rounding off to the book.

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