01 Mar '17

Kindness is contagious

door Nathalie Dirix
Dancer, filmmaker, writer, humanist and, first and foremost, an expert in the art of living. Lydia Chagoll is a wise person who has a common theme running through her life: opposing injustice.

‘No, I am not much of a one for keeping quiet.’ She keeps track of the news every day. ‘I am keen to understand what is going on in the world. It is not a pretty sight. In spite of the immense medical and technological progress we have made over the past few decades, we are at risk of falling back into the Middle Ages. Murder in the name of a god, how is that still possible in the year 2017?’

Words of wisdom? ‘It is important never to be indifferent to the plight of others. We are all people, after all. Why should we not help each other? Or offer each other a smile? One good deed deserves another and kindness is more contagious than you think.’

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