Aussie kindness exceeds violence

AUSTRALIANS perform 4.68 million acts of kindness every day, a recent study has found.

Social researcher Mark McCrindle was inspired to conduct the study after personal experiences.

“When my wife and I were travelling, things would go wrong and people would step out of their world to help strangers.

“And I wondered how much this goes on.”

Mr McCrindle said he was astounded by what he discovered.

“We found for every act of violence in Australia there are 38 acts of kindness to fellow Australians.”

Mr McCrindle said they surveyed more than 1000 Australians and compared their numbers to national crime data.

Acts included simply opening doors, holding lifts, and giving money directly to people in a tough spot.

“It’s the Aussie way; the spirit of the Digger,” Mr McCrindle said.



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