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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

Kindness

On the Parva Carta
Magna Carta
Halcyon In Kal… 20 September 2018

 

This is an evolving manifesto, more modest than great charters calling for widespread political change, or updated commandments for our time, or even simple poems for our time.

Instead, Halcyon's small charter is primarily a call for inner change, leading to outer change.

We want to help people think more about how they can nurture key values, chief amongst them kindness.

Kindness

What's Changing? - Kindness

Kindness

 

Please see below selected recent kindness-related change.

 

See below: Halcyon Kindness Headlines

 

September 2018

  • A new book from The School of Life wants to help us to be nicer: that is, less irritable, more patient, readier to listen, warmer, less prickly. Niceness may not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but it is a hugely important quality nevertheless and one that we neglect at our peril. TSOL's guidebook to the uncharted landscape of niceness, promised to gently lead readers around the key themes of this forgotten quality, to help us learn how to be charitable, how to forgive, how to be natural, and how to reassure.

 

August 2018

On Generosity Halcyon In Kal… 2 May 2016

Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly?

Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to differ, seeing a web of random acts of kindness,

Meanwhile, initiatives like Global Giving also tell a more positive story.

On Secrets

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspired by others' little secret acts of kindness, PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness - Seneca

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We should be careful / Of each other, we should be kind / While there is still time - Philip Larkin

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We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualised,unique - Benjamin Jowett

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To course across more kindly waters now, my talent's little vessel lifts her sails, leaving behind herself a sea so cruel - Dante