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Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way across the U.S., through Europe, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and finally to Canada and back to the Hollywood sign, by asking strangers for shelter, food, and gas. Again and again, he’s won over by the generosity of humanity, from the homeless man who shares his blanket to the poor farmer who helps him with his broken down bike, and the HIV-positive mother who takes him in and feeds him. At each stop, he finds a way to give back to these unsuspecting Good Samaritans in life-changing ways, by rebuilding their homes, paying for their schooling, and leaving behind gifts big and small. The Kindness Diaries will introduce you to a world of adventure, renew your faith in the bonds that connect people, and inspire you to accept and generate kindness in your own life.
Inspired by the film The Motorcycle Diaries and intent on "revolt against the predetermined structures" of his life, Logothetis (Amazing Adventures of a Nobody) embarked on a journey around the world with a yellow motorcycle and no money. He recounts his excursion in this easy-to-digest and passionate memoir. The goal for the trip was to rely solely on the kindness of strangers for food, lodging, and gas. "The act of giving and receiving," he says, "is where the real magic of human connection occurs." The central conceit of the project was to return the kindness he received: Logothetis would return the favor by surprising each good samaritan with gifts: a cow for a family in Montenegro; a water purifier, books, and sports equipment for an orphanage in Calcutta. He finds that everyone can and should follow their dreams, that "freedom is ours for the taking." The underlying message much like the book itself is simple and heartfelt. Logothetis glosses over the social and political realities of the places he visits, instead choosing to stay focused on the nature of his interactions. The result will please readers seeking light hearted and inspiring book.
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The Kindness Diaries
A very moving story of how much kindness really exists in the world if we only take time to look for it and accept it when it's offered.