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Leslie commented on Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest

I'm a long-time player, mentor, and supporter of the Compassion Games. I'm amazed and moved by my experience with how rewarding and effective this "friendly coopetition" platform is to create both personal and group transformation in any culture. The Games appeals to anyone at any social scale: kids doing random acts of kindness, prisons practicing nonviolence, cities and corporations providing community services. It's a brilliant blend of head, heart, and hands! It calls to the heart to move people and organizations to kind action in many different team leagues (schools, indigenous, women & girls, etc) and then uses a state-of-the-art map feedback system which showcases stories and gathers metrics. It's a tested tool to build bridges across business, government, nonprofits, and citizens in communities by promoting projects that are already happening and catalyzing new ones. The Games has extensive network partners and is at a tipping point for rapid growth with new strategies like relays and expanding leagues. It's a crucial time in the world to be building together with compassion across our differences. Thanks for the inspiration and support, openideo!