TED.com and ArtofManliness.com) I made in the previous articles, I would like to introduce to you another notable website that's dedicated to stories and discussions of altruism and personal self improvement - GOOD.is.
What is GOOD.is?
GOOD.is wants to be a place where individuals, businesses and nonprofits gather to champion social causes and discuss social issues. The website, along with 3 similarly branded media properties, are housed under media company GOOD Worldwide, LLC - the group helps organisations promote their brands through campaigns with a social impact.
A Volunteer Day campaign organised by GOOD
Articles on GOOD.is revolve around a consistent theme of social awareness and responsibility; they have a penchant for featuring content deemed useful in helping society progress - one such socially conscious story would be -
The Next Time You Cut Your Finger, Save a Life
“I wanted to make it as fucking simple as possible to do something good,” he says. “I think a lot of people hear bone marrow donation and they think it’s going to be torture and that’s just not the case.”
More Stories Please?
GOOD was founded in 2006 by Ben Goldhirsh, son of entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine creator Bernie Goldhirsh. The company is based in America and there's a strong American overtone to most of its content; that's not to say GOOD.is is without stories that people from other countries can also relate to and understand - tales of the human spirit and journey are universally resonant -
What a Startup—And Their Immigrant Parents—Can Teach You About Sacrifice
Despite growing up in different states, we had parallel lives, inheriting our parents’ values of work ethic and sacrifice. The word “sacrifice” has a particularly special meaning for us—without our parents’ willingness to put their children’s’ needs before their own, we would not be here.
All that dialogue and contemplation about life and its meaningful living can get a little heavy, which is why I'm glad to see that they have their share of light hearted stories - like their highlight of a video where a baby sloth gets coated in butter -
We already know that full-grown sloths can induce panic attacks of pure joy in some people (see Kristin Bell), but a video of a yawning, smiling baby sloth getting suited up in a starry blue onesie? We advise you to brace yourself for a high dosage of cute overload.
GOOD.is also has stirring introspective narratives that probes deep into the human psyche and intimately recounts the journey and tribulations of individuals that have been through incredible ordeals or situations. One such article being -
I’m Gonna Need You to Fight Me On This: How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD
"...he suddenly smothered me with a pillow, not to asphyxiate me but so that he didn't break my jaw when he drew his elbow back and slammed his fist into my face. Two, three, four times. My body felt devastated but relieved; I'd lost, but survived. After he climbed off me, he gathered me up in his arms. I broke into a thousand pieces on his chest, sobbing so hard that my ribs felt like they were coming loose.
Bookmark this page - GOOD FINDER
The GOOD Finder on GOOD.is is one of the site's standout feature - it's essentially an RSS feed that aims to collate the most interesting stories relating to human culture, lifestyle and living - these articles come from all around the internet and they make for rich and entertaining reads. The GOOD FINDER section is updated daily and through it I've discover many websites that contain equally thoughtful material - it's a veritable goldmine.
And so we've reached the conclusion of our 3rd website recommendation. I sincerely hoped that you have enjoyed all the sites that I've acquainted you with so far and found them to be valuable sources of knowledge and inspiration for your life. Do share with me your thoughts and feedback in the comment boxes below!
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