Possible books to be read about KINDNESS



Caspar Hare presents a novel approach to questions of what we ought to do, and why we ought to do it. The traditional way to approach this subject is to begin by supposing a foundational principle, and then work out its implications. Consequentialists say that we ought to make the world impersonally better, for instance, while Kantian deontologists say that we ought to act on universalizable maxims. And contractualists say that we ought to act in accordance with the terms of certain hypothetical contracts. These principles are all grand and controversial. The motivating idea behind The Limits of Kindness is that we can tackle some of the most difficult problems in normative ethics by starting with a principle that is humble and uncontroversial. Being moral involves wanting particular other people to be better off. From these innocuous beginnings, Hare leads us to surprising conclusions about how we ought to resolve conflicts of interest, whether we ought to create some people rather than others, what we ought to want in an infinite world, when we ought to make sacrifices for the sake of needy strangers, and why we cannot, on pain of irrationality, attribute great importance to the boundaries between people.

Kindness Idea


This evening, I brainstormed with my boyfriend about how to bring this kindness value into action.

The idea is to create an APP. For now, my target users would be university students first.

University students can use the app to help each other. For example, Lydia needs a help from someone to buy her a food from canteen because she is sick. She can request for a help from the help, and the students with the app active nearby will receive a notification. Then, someone could buy her food from the canteen and deliver it to her location. The helper then, could receive a point, which then can be used to ask for help from others as well.

With this app, I hope that more friendships can emerge, and people become kinder to each other.