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Added by on April 22, 2014

The music video for the song One Day produced by Life Vest Inside illustrates that practicing random acts of kindness is contagious. This means that like good virus, it spreads to others. However, the main message of the video is that kindness is like a boomerang. It will eventually return to those who practice it.

As you watch the video think about the following questions. You may also discuss them in class.

Questions about the video:

  1. How many acts of kindness are shown in the video?
  2. Can you name them all?
  3. Can you label all the characters in the video? Hint: The first one is a skateboarder.
  4. One character appears twice. Which one?
  5. How does each person feel before the act of kindness and then afterward?

Questions about kindness:

  1. What are some random acts of kindness you practice?
  2. Can you remember a time when someone has been really kind to you? What happened? How did you feel?
  3. What are some reasons why people might hesitate to show kindness to others?
  4. Who is the kindest person you know? Explain.
  5. Can showing kindness to others change the world? How?

Song lyrics:

Sometimes I lay
Under the moon
And thank God I’m breathing
Then I pray
Don’t take me soon
‘Cause I am here for a reason

Sometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around because

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [x6]

It’s not about
Win or lose
Because we all lose
When they feed on the souls of the innocent
Blood-drenched pavement
Keep on moving though the waters stay raging

In this maze you can lose your way, your way
It might drive you crazy but don’t let it faze you no way, no way

Sometimes in my tears I drown, I drown
But I never let it get me down, get me down
So when negativity surrounds, surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around because

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [x6]

One day this all will change
Treat people the same
Stop with the violence
Down with the hate

One day we’ll all be free
And proud to be
Under the same sun
Singing songs of freedom like
One day [x2]

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [x6]

List of characters in order of appearance:

  • skateboarder
  • construction worker
  • woman crossing the street
  • fashionable woman
  • businessman
  • man carrying luggage
  • hot dog vendor
  • homeless man
  • teenage girl
  • lonely grandma
  • food server
  • flower vendor

 

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