All Aboard KindnessOne
Leon Logothetis is used to talking to strangers. After all, it’s how he’s managed to travel the world.
Leon gave up his life as a broker in London to embrace the open road with his vintage motorbike, KindnessOne. A variety of social experiments have taken him across the globe: from Vietnam, to Monte Carlo, to middle America. The catch? He relies entirely on the kindness of others.
“I have no money, no gas, no food, and nowhere to stay,” he says. “I enjoy the adventure and I enjoy the connection and I enjoy giving kindness and receiving kindness. That’s what life is all about.”
Leon is not alone in his need to give and receive kindness. According to clinic psychologist Jerry Porzemsky, people get a physical high from experiencing kindness whether they’re on the giving or receiving end.
“It affects oxytocin levels, it affects the Vagus nerve which then begins to open our blood vessels, lowers, our heartbeat, and just lowers the stress level in a lot of different ways,” he says.
According to the Huffington Post, oxytocin “reduces levels of free radicals and inflammation in the cardiovascular system and thus slows aging at its source.” Kindness not only has the power to make people happier, but it enables them to enjoy that happiness much longer.
Not every wants to or can travel across the globe like Leon, but everyone can start taking small steps to make a kinder world in their own homes and communities.