An Ethics Hero Potpourri!

Earlier this year, Buzzfeed gathered and posted these sixteen photographic records of people being kind just because that’s how we should be. Yes, I guess one or more of them may be fake; it doesn’t matter much. It is still helpful to remember, especially in my business, that there are a lot of good people out there.

Thanks, Buzzfeed.

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Kindness17

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Kindness16

Your turn!

10 thoughts on “An Ethics Hero Potpourri!

  1. I remember reading that koalas normally get all the water they need from the moisture in eucalyptus leaves. The Australian drought must have dried out the leaves. There would have been droughts before Australia became a penal colony, so I don’t know what the koalas did then. I wonder if there was more water in the rivers for the koalas and other animals before agriculture and urbanization began to use so much water (water scarcity is a really big problem in Australia).

    • I think we can safely mark it down to a dry spell, Eric. Agriculture or industry wouldn’t affect rainfall. Years ago, there was a news special on a drought in Queensland. The eucalyptus trees (which are very oily by nature) had become so dehydrated that, when a forest fire started, the burning trees would explode! I really do wonder how such harmless an specialized creatures like koalas ever survived.

      • Yes, I just meant that water use can exacerbate an already dry situation.

        Exploding trees sound scary. If koalas can survive exploding trees, they can probably survive anything.

        • As I recall, folks were pulling koalas down off those trees before the fire reached them. And yes, the oils in those trees will literally explode them in a fire. Australia is an alien planet disguised as a continent!

          • Oh, it’s not that bad. Apart from the poisonous jellyfish that can kill within seconds, the 20 ft crocodiles that tackle water buffalos now the dinosaurs are extinct, the deadly stinging trees of course, the redback (black widow) and funnelweb (tarantula) spiders, the death adders, sharks, blue-ringed octopi and so on.

            Canberra (where I live) endured a firestorm about ten years ago.. Like most, we decided to stay and fight rather than leave – too many elderly people lived nearby. We only lost one suburb.

            It was the darkness that got to me. Midnight-black at mid-day, even 20 km away from the firefront.

            Some unedited footage. Things start going pear-shaped after the first ten minutes.

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