Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This very short post contains an imge reading "why kindness counts". It caught my eye because (as I work on a paper on ethics and analytics) I'm thinking that cultivating our own sense of caring, of ethics, and yes, kindness, is probably more important than any set of principles or ethical duties. But what did Julian Stodd mean? The post says almost nothing. I did a Google search and found a few interesting things, but nothing that grabbed me. So I searched through Stodd's archives and found this post called A State of Kindness: A Shared Humanity. And that's what I was looking for. "We need," he writes, "a new State: a State that learns to be kind. Industry built on kindness. Leadership through community. And a State that celebrates difference as a chance to engage, to find a new path, a shared path to a shared humanity." Well said.

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