John's three key areas are, firstly, the need to be kind to others – to make someone feel they matter; secondly the importance of inspiring others to be kind -...
John's three key areas are, firstly, the need to be kind to others – to make someone feel they matter; secondly the importance of inspiring others to be kind - people notice kindness to others and are encouraged to pay it forward; and finally the need to be kind to yourself - we are often our own worst enemies in this regard but treating ourselves with kindness is just as important.nnJohn Sweeney is a social entrepreneur and kindness coach from Cork, Ireland.
He is the founder of Suspended Coffees, the world-wide social movement that has positively impacted and changed millions of lives around the world.
No stranger to difficult times in his life, John's mission is to change society one act of kindness at a time.
"Everybody matters and deserves to be cared about," says John.
"No one should ever feel alone when one kind act - something as simple as a smile, a conversation or a cup of coffee - can change the course of their day and even their lives." Watch John's talk to find out more - he is as inspiring as he is passionate!nnThis talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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