Friday, March 25th, 2011

In the wake of recent and unfolding disasters of fires, floods, cyclones and earthquakes, here are some refreshing, positive, heart-warming stories of acts of kindness by strangers with contributions by seventy prominent Australians, including comedian Jean Kittson, writer Peter FitzSimons, news presenter Tracey Spicer, Youth Off the Streets’ Father Chris Riley, media personality David Richardson, Wayside Chapel’s Reverend Graham Long, politician Pru Goward, Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, broadcaste Phillip Adams and many others.

This is an inspiring look at the best of humanity. From small acts of charity to selfless act of kindness, The Power of Good shows that the human spirit is replete with noble and generous deeds.

Mark McCrindle writes: “In a recent survey drawn from our national online research panel (, 95% agreed that the media reports more negative than positive news and 93% felt that this gives the impression that there is more evil than good in the world … However, the reality is that more good goes on in the world than we are led to believe … for every reported act of road rage, violence or abuse, there are 38 acts of kindness towards strangers.

This is the perfect discussion topic for online blogs, talkback radio and social media. Almost everyone has a story of how they have been helped by a complete stranger or how they have stepped in to help someone in need. To get a copy of the national research, for a review copy of the book, or to interview the author Mark McCrindle, please call (02) 8824 3422.

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True stories of great kindness from total strangers

About the author: Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international reputation for tracking emerging trends and analysing diverse generations. His highly valued research and reports have developed his renown as a futurist, demographer, and social commentator.
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