30 Gifts to 30 Strangers…

A simple act, yet very inspiring… I’m thinking of doing a similar thing on my birthday… Thank you Lucas for sharing with us this wonderful ‘gift’….

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Lucas, a Brazilian man, moves to Australia and is grateful for the country and its people for open their arms to him.  On his 30th birthday, he decides to thank 30 complete strangers in Sydney by handing them each a gift.  “Man’s first responsibility is to be happy…The second is to make everyone else happy.”  Video is paired with beautiful music (This is the place where I feel at home…).

30 gifts to 30 strangers in Sydney from Lucas Jatoba on Vimeo.


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My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

6 Responses to 30 Gifts to 30 Strangers…

  1. hello… i humbly suppose that random acts of kindness is an everyday must for every individual hoping to find his place in this world. we need not look far and away to do a kind deed, utter a kind word or lend a helping hand… however, looking at it from another angle, charity on a mass scale has different meanings in first world and third world settings. in the latter, there is a deeper need for infrastructural, systematic and directed kind of assistance or help or aid to people in need.

    that random may not be the word… touching lives, di ba? changing them by giving them hopes for tomorrow? in this sense, help may arguably find more meaning in things basic such as accessible, potable water, health services and information, electricity source and participation in the running of the affairs of the local community. and yes, education of the so-called ignorant, if not the unlettered… and these things are better participated in by citizens who have more in life, not just left to the government or the techno-wizards or the policy makers.

    perhaps, it makes sense for the better-situated to assess our country’s laggard status from a different perspective, not just borrow from or imitate our Western counterparts. we should own our lack of or slow development for us to initiate it, forge it (so to speak) and engender it. development that shows in the way people live together, not apart and segregated. and in this sense, am afraid, random may not be the word… 😉

    pasensya na sa pasaway na opinyon… happy Sunday! 🙂

    • perspective.

      what we have here is an individual doing a ‘random’ act of giving gifts to strangers. no need convoluting it with our own personal take on what should have been done.

      to me, what Lucas did is a random act, as it is not in our nature to be charitable to strangers — and that is a fact.

      • perspective, as you say… in the sense that every writing is prescriptive, perhaps it makes sense to offer a different perspective, say? and the host will not take offense, huh? ^^

        the random act of Lucas is taken here as commendable, for spreading cheers and for making many people happy. i did not sound convoluted above, I guess I didn’t… ^^

        i beg to differ, kapatid… am afraid it’s our nature to be charitable and giving to strangers rather than to people we are familiar with. we speak our private thoughts to strangers in the blogosphere, we can’t afford as much honesty to people we interact with closely everyday. it’s a bit ironic but i hope that will be given consideration, as well….^^

        thanks for the space and regards… 🙂

      • none was taken, dear.

        it’s just that too much rhetoric has been thrown around.

  2. sjanima says:

    hintayin ko na lang gift ko sa birthday mo, ha ha ha, Mr. Leo (zodiac sign) wag mo ako kalimutan in your random acts of kindness. bigyang laya mo naman ang pagpatak ng ulan at namnamin ang lamig na dulot nito 😀

    • uhmmm… i don’t know what you meant by “bigyang laya ang pagpatak ng ulan at namnamin ang lamig na dulot nito”, but if you’re alluding to me being repressive, I think you’re mistaken… but then again, I may be wrong.

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