When kindness can lead you to jail

Last year I read an interesting news and I still couldn’t take it out from my head:

This man called Jonathan Schoenakase, from Illinois, USA, had a great friend who died on a car accident just because he was driving while he was drunk. Since then, Jonathan decided to provide free rides to people from his community in order to avoid more accidents like this.

It happens that, for understandable reasons, his attitude was bothering cab drivers and even the mayor of his city, so he ended up at the jail and had to close his service.


It just made me wonder that sometimes, people may not be kind because they might be afraid of the way they’re going to be returned. And also, that a society where people could just act according to their good will would be a much better place to live.

Here in Rio we’re having a social war between the police and the drug dealers, and who is suffering with this are the citizens. I’m seriously thinking about addressing this issue in my next intervention, just wait and see…

And that’s how beautiful my city is, except for the violence… : /

One comment

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    November 26, 2010 - 9:37 am | Permalink

    It´s a really beautiful city!! I live in Niterói that is across RIO and the view from here is very nice. We can see Cristo, the montains, the beaches….
    It´s a shame this bandits and the authorities and some of the citizens don´t take care of their own place!

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