July 4, 2013

The Collective Community of Do-gooders

From The Uncommon Criminal by Kyle De Wolf (author's profile)


May 31, 2013

Kyle De Wolf

My celly Jim, a staunch Republican, once ridiculed me by referring to the "collective community of do-gooders."

In his Ayn Randian brain, that must have seemed like some kind of awful put-down, but in my puny liberal mind, it just sounds awesome.

Jim was later taken to the SHU because he could not go tinkle in the 2 hour time frame that he had available for his drug test.

It is a challenge that every man must face alone, and there was nothing we could do to help him. He will be missed.

I propose that we honour Him by creating The Collective Community of Do-Gooders in his memory.

He shall be known as Lord Jim, the Founder and Inspiration for the The Collective Community of Do-Gooders.

Anyone who wishes to join The Collective Community of Do-Gooders must perform one good deed or act of kindness each day.

You can tell me about it by leaving comments on this blog or writing me a letter and describing your good deeds in detail.

Do-Gooders do not need to be shy or humble, I ask only that you never use your good deeds to put down others or pretend to be better than others. For that would turn your good deeds into bad ones.

The only person you ever need to compete against is yourself. Completion of one good deed will be taken as successful initiation into The Community of Do-Gooders, but active membership requires that at least one deed of genuine goodness must be done each day.

I will hold myself accountable and try to perform good deeds too.

I hope that The Collective Community of Do-Gooders will become an international movement and change the world.

Let us all keep Lord Jim in our hearts as we go forth to wreak goodness upon this planet.

Contact me:
Kyle De Wolf 14966-052
LSCI Allenwood
P.O. Box 1000
White Deer, PA 17887

P.S. My first good deed is digging my celly Brandon's soda cans out of the trash and putting them in the recycling, but not telling him so that he doesn't have to feel bad.


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CJP Posted 6 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I love this idea, I will try my best to do a good deed everyday too. A shame that your cell mate Jim had to move, I hope he comes out of SHU soon, I hope you are getting on with your new cell mate nonetheless.

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