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Old 01-11-2019, 05:41 AM   #1
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The Good Samaritan Thread


Folks who assist others are very kind and inspiring, it helps to learn from such folks and inspire others to do the same. Assisting others gives meaning to life.
Even the Bible has a Parable about The Good Samaritan:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parabl...Good_Samaritan

Here is one for starters, Bipin Ganatra, he is a High School dropout but was awarded India's highest honor for helping others during fires:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipin_Ganatra
 
Old 01-11-2019, 05:47 AM   #2
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My neighbour offered me a couch chair this morning, it looks like it's in good shape too...
 
Old 01-11-2019, 07:59 AM   #3
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We are all on the same exact Journey even if we all take different Paths along the way. It seems appropriate, right and wise to exhibit a little compassion for all fellow "travelers".

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Old 01-11-2019, 12:02 PM   #4
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Very kind of this bus driver to assist this wandering toddler
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-...ddler/10708768
 
Old 01-12-2019, 12:58 AM   #5
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Very nice of him to donate bicycles:
http://www.mylot.com/post/3240194/a-...icycles-to-the
 
Old 01-12-2019, 02:00 AM   #6
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i am glad about all the articles i see here.

but i think a larger share of good "samaritanism" is much smaller and occurs in everyday life, with everyday people who lead crowded everyday lives yet manage to remain human and Do The Right Thing.
A smile on the bus, a quick reaction to help the old man, patience with your kid after a 10-hour day, letting someone else go first...
 
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i am glad about all the articles i see here.

but i think a larger share of good "samaritanism" is much smaller and occurs in everyday life, with everyday people who lead crowded everyday lives yet manage to remain human and Do The Right Thing.
A smile on the bus, a quick reaction to help the old man, patience with your kid after a 10-hour day, letting someone else go first...
Perhaps those are better called as Random acts of kindness. Book of awesome gives ideas about how to appreciate the finer things in life.
 
Old 01-12-2019, 02:36 PM   #8
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If you haven't already seen the film Pay It Forward do so. While it sometimes slips into oversimplification and speculation it is nevertheless vastly preferable to any alternative as a point of view and a state of mind.
 
Old 01-12-2019, 02:56 PM   #9
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Helping out on this forum is just one small step each day.
 
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Helping out on this forum is just one small step each day.
IT'S ABOUT TIME somebody brought up this forum in this thread
some users of this forum in there own way are heroes the way they help others Alien Bob comes to mind
HE is not the only one by a long shot
 
Old 01-13-2019, 02:38 AM   #11
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Perhaps those are better called as Random acts of kindness.
i detest the usage of the term "Random" here - it seems to suggest that "Organized acts of kindness" are more important?

but i think the oppposite is the case:

kindness to our neighbours is not (only) something that someone with a terminal desease does to ease our collective bad conscience.

kindness to our neighbours (those who are physically close to us right now) is something that we all should integrate into our daily lives.

isn't that what the original good samaritan did, too?

i never saw it mentioned in the bible that he was so overcome by his own kindness that he set up shop by the road and gave interviews.

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Old 01-13-2019, 05:56 AM   #12
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some users of this forum in there own way are heroes the way they help others Alien Bob comes to mind
HE is not the only one by a long shot
True, the man in an absolute saint.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:06 AM   #13
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The good Samaritan had what the ancient Greeks called 'agapé,' one of their 4 words for love, and meaning a love based on principle. He may have done kindness and spent money on someone he did not particularly like. He just cared for and supplied what the Jew needed.
 
Old 01-18-2019, 02:50 PM   #14
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True, the man in an absolute saint.
it's not just the way Alien Bob helps people that got me to call hem a hero in his own way
it's the huge body of work he has done for slackware comes to play
as well
 
Old 01-18-2019, 06:30 PM   #15
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i never saw it mentioned in the bible that he was so overcome by his own kindness that he set up shop by the road and gave interviews.
The editors probably cut that bit out...
 
  


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