staged kindess

the premise
People think the world is getting angrier.

Because of this, they interpret innocent acts as threatening, and respond in anger.

So the world is actually getting angrier.

the premise
If people start seeing others being nice to one another, they'll think the world is a happier place, and so will be nicer too.

You could perform random acts of kindness, but in this day and age, people are suspicious of kindness. But if your kindness is directed at someone who's expecting it...

the premise
Here's how it works: whenever you're with friends, stage acts of kindness. Say you're on the bus: have someone pretend to be short of change, and the other offer the fare. You just faked it, but the other riders will remember your deed and a fake scene may just become reality many times over.

Why this will work

It's fun to do and may just make the world a happier place. Detail your kindness plays and we'll post them here.

This is a work in progress and I really want to know what you think. More ideas and real-life examples will be posted soon. For now, send comments and acts of staged kindness to: plusbryan AT

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