the politics of kindness, on "The Voice," in HuffPo

Thursday, October 15, 2015

I've been thinking a lot lately about kindness and love and about an assumption some make that those who love hard think less, or think less effectively, than those who stand at the ready with a presumptive, lambasting, one-upping criticism.

I spoke a little about this at the Free Library of Philadelphia launch of Love: A Philadelphia Affair. Later, Laurel Garver asked if I might expand on those thoughts. I decided to do that through the vehicle of "The Voice," in a HuffPo post.

It can be found here.


Laurel Garver said...

I think you're definitely on to something here--it is extremely rare these days to see such big, public displays of appreciation, and rarer still to see the famous reaching out to the obscure. One truly doesn't overcome a culture of criticism by criticizing it, but by showing another path.

Beth Kephart said...

So right, Laurel. So right you are!

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