a term I had never heard of before I started making my way through the crypto-sphere. Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. Now that I know the term, it comes up in my head quite a lot lately, especially when I look at the news on TV or hear it on the radio. Most of the times it seems like the whole world is falling apart and everything is going wrong. Or at least that’s what the media is making you see and listen to, over and over again. It isn’t that weird that most people start taking this so called truth for reality and are becoming so brainwashed that they turn this into their own truth, into how they think the world operates.
Today’s story is all about the complete opposite and about trying to change that narrow viewpoint.
As some of you might know, at the moment we are traveling around BC in Canada for a month in a van that has been converted to a small RV. That in itself might not seem so special, but wait until you hear how we got this vehicle.
It all started with a post on Instagram (also known as that prehistoric social media channel) a couple of months ago. My girlfriend Val wanted to take me to Canada for a while now and we just never seemed to have the right budget to do it properly, so I told her why don’t we put a post on our Instagram account and ask our followers if anyone knows anyone that might know someone who is willing to rent out their RV for a not-so-crazy amount of money. The same day we got a reply from the account thislifetothenext saying that he could probably miss his van for a month, no problem. We asked him, ok and what do you want for it? He replied by saying he did not want anything at all in return. That’s right! He was willing to lend his van out to complete strangers just because it felt right to him.
But wait, the story gets even better; Alexander, the owner of the van, told us he would drive from Seattle to Vancouver (an almost 3 hour drive) to come and pick us up at the airport and hand the van over to us in person. How do you get back then, we asked. Ah don’t worry; I’ll take the train back, he said. Wait a minute? What?? Is he serious? This guy is even going to personally hand over his van and will take care of his own transport back and still wants nothing in return?
Well, that was the ultimate sign for us to go online and find the cheapest possible flights from Europe to Canada.
I never really doubted the whole thing, but once we were in the air flying to Canada a couple of weeks ago we did ask each other; what if this is a hoax and he is not there when we land? We both said: oh, it will be ok… And if he is not there we’ll find another solution. Luckily it didn’t come that far and what’s even better, is that he is going to be at the airport next Friday when we fly back!
So crazy and we can’t thank him enough for letting us use his van for this amazing 6000km roadtrip! It has allowed us to see beautiful spots and meet many amazing people. Your karma point have been maxed out I am sure! I will write a separate post soon about the whole trip :)
The Human kindness project
I have traveled to over more than 40 countries worldwide and talked to people from at least 50 different countries these past ten years. Each and every one of them had more than one story to tell that always came down to a random act of human kindness #RAK. For me, in every day life this is the exact opposite of FUD.
And now it is up to you!
Let the world know that no matter where you come from, you can come up with a story that shows how kind a human can be. Write a post about something kind that you experienced in your life lately. Tag it with #RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) and I will upvote it personally and hopefully a lot of others will follow.
To spread the word and qualify:
Start your title of the post with: The Human Kindness Project – Country (where did it happen?) – Title (short description). Please document with a couple of photos (they don’t have to be professional at all) and if you really can’t, that’s fine as well.
Lets make the #RAK tag a trending tag on Steemit.
Imagine this as the biggest anti-FUD campaign ever and show what we are capable of as humans!
All the best!
PS: As a test and to see how many people read the end of a post I’ll be giving away 5 booster packs from @steemmonsters to the first five people who comment on this post with a link to their #RAK post on their Steemit/steempeak/busy account. If you don't what the monsters are all about, just check out their account. It is going to be insane!