The #ElPasoChallenge... Who's Up For It?

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#11
Disagree.

Evil can be reached in desperation, through anger or by being taught. Your act of kindness, or a community's combined acts of kindness, might be all it takes to redirect someone away from their course towards evil.

Just think, through a kind act from our own past, we may have already thwarted a mass shooter.
I don't know about that man.

Evil people have had people be kind to them in their life.

I know what you're saying, and you hope your act of kindness makes a huge impact to prevent something like this, but some people are just evil. And they let evil take root in their life despite good deeds done to them.
 

boontito

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#12
I don't know about that man.

Evil people have had people be kind to them in their life.

I know what you're saying, and you hope your act of kindness makes a huge impact to prevent something like this, but some people are just evil.
I agree. Some people are just evil. But, also, not every evil person has resorted to pulling off a mass shooting.
 
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HayJenn

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#15
Decency, fairness, tolerance, kindness. They're not weaknesses.

Kudos to this kid.

Seems like he is more grown-up than a lot of adults.
 
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#16
Mr. boontito,

I usually hit 25 good deeds by 10:00 each morning...;)

Kidding, but I generally get at least a couple a day. Last night, I was at the grocery store, a woman was holding a box of canned tomato behind me. Since I had a full cart, I waved her ahead of me. Turns out she had a full basket on the floor that I didn't see. I shrugged my shoulders and said "I guess I already waved you ahead." Less then 1/2 minute later, a guy came up with a single bag of lettuce. I just sighed and waved him ahead too.
Ms. Kallie Knoetze,

That was really nice of you. It's called being mindful among other things and I commend you. Maybe you could suggest it to Trump. Don't get me wrong I think Trump is mindful, he's mindful for himself.
 
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In a world where people tire of things like Slacktivism and Thoughts & Prayers & Nothing Else, one little boy struggling with a shooting in his community is trying to make a difference.

El Paso Challenge: An 11-year-old started a campaign to help his community heal - CNN

He calls it the #ElPasoChallenge.

Here's how it works: The 11-year-old is challenging each person in El Paso to do 22 good deeds for others --- one for each of the victims shot and killed when a white supremacist began firing Saturday inside a Walmart.

You can mow someone's lawn, visit a nursing home, pay for someone's lunch or dinner, donate to families in need, write someone a letter and tell them how great they are, hold the door for everyone, take flowers to someone in the hospital or leave a dollar on the vending machine for the next person, the young boy suggests, among other ideas in a list of "kind acts" examples.
I vow to report 22 illegal immigrants to ICE!
 
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Ms. Kallie Knoetze,

That was really nice of you. It's called being mindful among other things and I commend you. Maybe you could suggest it to Trump. Don't get me wrong I think Trump is mindful, he's mindful for himself.
Mr. Enough,

Next time I see him, I suggest it as you recommended....;)