Be More Kind

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Be More Kind

Post by NickSouthampton » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:12 pm

I was wondering if the title was inspired by Aldous Huxley. He was my favourite author as a teenager; I went though that teenage thing of reading every Huxley book that I could find in second hand shops.

I was pleasantly surprised one day to find he had summarised his work with the following words.

“It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.”
Nick in "Sunny" Southampton.

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Re: Be More Kind

Post by frank » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:36 pm

Not specifically - it was directly inspired (taken from) Lecons de Tenebres by Clive James - http://www.clivejames.com/poetry/recent/lecons
Shows? All of em.

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Re: Be More Kind

Post by NickSouthampton » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:54 pm

Thank you for that.

I didn't know about this side of Clive until I heard a radio program about his poetry and songs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06nnnlc
Nick in "Sunny" Southampton.

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Re: Be More Kind

Post by NickSouthampton » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 am

I noticed another reference today.

I was reading Dylan's book "Chronicles: Volume One"

Someone asked him if he prayed for the world. He replied that he prayed to be more kind.

It’s like when you get a green car; suddenly you see green cars everywhere.
Nick in "Sunny" Southampton.

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