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Aug 30, 2014

"There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." --Dalai Lama

Radical Kindness: The Banker Who Gave It All Away

On the surface, Philip Wollen does not look like the radical type. Named as one of the top-wanted executives in Australia, he was a vice-president of Citibank when he was 34 and a general manager at Citicorp. Around 1990, however, Philip decided to give away 90% of his capital. His aim, he says, is to die broke; to give away all he owns with "warm hands." Now, his Winsome Constance Kindness Trust (named after his mother and grandmother) supports all sorts of humanitarian causes around he world. The website of his trust says, "we don't want your money," and proclaims that its mission is "to promote kindness towards all other living beings."

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Think of something you own that would make another person very happy and give it away with love.



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