ACCI Zoom Conference with Hugh Mackay, Social Psychologist and Author, The Kindness Revolution

‘Our legacy is whether we succeed or fail in enriching someone else’s life’ Hugh Mackay.

Speaking to business leaders today social psychologist Hugh Mackay says, “Notice how people are talking about the ‘new normal’, which is implying that given all that’s happened, we don’t just want to slip back into being stressed, anxious, individualistic, overwhelmed, too much travel, too much stuff – filling up, too much time with too much activity.”

“As we always learn, whether it’s fires, floods, illness or even a personal catastrophe like a bereavement or a relationship breakdown or retrenchment – we learn what it means to be human,”

“What it means to be human is that we belong to a social species, that we actually need each other, and that we are hopeless in isolation…The big lesson we learnt in the pandemic was to be kind and respectful to each other.”

Hugh Mackay encountered thousands of random acts of kindness during the research for his new book The Kindness Revolution.

ACCI held a zoom session with Hugh Mackay, Social Psychologist and Author of The Kindness Revolution.

The 2020 bushfires and the ongoing worldwide COVID19 pandemic have been taking a toll on both our mental and emotional health and the economy. In The Kindness Revolution, Hugh Mackay reflects on the challenges we face and the questions many of us have asked ourselves: What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do we want to become?

The Kindness Revolution captures the essence of Hugh Mackay’s life’s work as social psychologist and researcher. Written for our times, this truly remarkable book shows how crises and catastrophes often turn out to be the making of us and explains why radical kindness is the key to healing.

At this session, Hugh Mackay elaborated on his absorbing, wise and inspiring book. Following his address business leaders had the opportunity to engage in the discussion and ask Hugh a questions in the Q&A session.


Friday, 17 September 2021


1.00pm - 2.15pm

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