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Mar 27th
09:01 pm
Zac for The Golden Hat Foundation  
Tumblr satisfythecrave has been scanning in select pictures from the book The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism, including one of Zac (ty to @parisbreedlove for pointing this pic out to me). The tumblr also posted some background about what the Golden Hat Foundation is and how the book came about:
In 2009, Kate Winslet provided the English-language narration for the Icelandic documentary, A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, about a young boy named Keli Thorsteinsson who has a severe form of non-verbal autism and is unable to speak. Thorsteinsson’s mother, Margret Ericsdottir, and Winslet became very close through their work on the documentary and are now great friends. In 2010, Winslet and Ericsdottir started the Golden Hat Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of people with autism. Their book The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism (out now) features a section of Winslet’s well-known friends taking self-portraits of themselves either wearing or somehow including the “golden” hat — one of her own fedoras. Winslet asked them to include a little quote that would express one thing they’d like to say if they couldn’t speak.

Zac's Picture and Quote (direct link)




George Clooney's is my fav quote, lol. Check out the tumblr for other celebs.
 
 
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countessm3countessm3 on March 28th, 2012 10:27 am (UTC)
Ha-hah! I love the hat and the Bruce Lee pose! The philosophical quote nods to existentialist/post-modernist thought, though I'd argue that what we do reflects or demonstrates who we are - that immutable, ineffable essence that is the human soul.

And of course, Zac is a big ole sweetie-pie for his philanthropy. Whatever faith or philosophy one practices, the whole point, the whole meaning of life lies in giving to others. The proof exists in the deep and abiding happiness one experiences that is the result of pure altruism.

It's counter-intuitive, but when one is the most unhappy, the solution is to give more.

Edited at 2012-03-28 10:33 am (UTC)
what in the worldpolly_amore11 on March 28th, 2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
"It's counter-intuitive, but when one is the most unhappy, the solution is to give more."

here here, I've come to know this to be true.

<3 Zac for his giving nature and <3 Bruce Lee in the background!
kleth on March 28th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
I've got problems with that quote. What we do generally reflects who we are underneath; how many misanthropes perform altruistic deeds? I'm assuming what he means is that, bottom line, deeds are what counts.