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Iain Macadair

"Advocate for Children"

New Zealand
married, 1 child
Speaks: Google Translate (Smile!)
Joined Oct 30, 2008
What I Want to Do: Father, Husband, Advocate for Children
Activities: Physician

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Joined Oct 30, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Dog Lovers, Healthy Cooking
Hometown Queenstown, New Zealand 
Birthday Jan 01  
Languages Google Translate (Smile!)  
About Me Three things are most important to me: 1. being a good father and husband; 2. keeping a roof over our heads and a little food on the table; 3. advocating for those who have no voice and no vote - children.
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Pets dog  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Advocate for Children  
Eating Habits Green  
Wild Fact About Me I admire altruism, compassion, courage and kindness. When time permits, I enjoy Dry fly fishing; European style ice hockey; Fall foliage; Folk music; Great works of literature, poetry, art, music and dance; Humor; Kabbalah; Kiteboarding, Mountain biking, Sled dog racing; Sunsets; Swimming with wild dolphins; Teamwork; and Virtuoso performance.
My Philosophy Three things are most important to me: 1. being a good father and husband; 2. keeping a roof over our heads and a little food on the table; 3. advocating for those who have no voice and no vote - children.
What Gives Me Hope Altruism, Compassion, Courage, and Kindness
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by "In Yuqui: Forest Nomads in a Changing World, anthropologist Allyn Maclean Stearman describes an isolated, remnant band of foragers in the Bolivian rain forest who became separated from their main tribe in the 16th century and gradually, over the course of several generations, lost much of their cultural heritage - even their ability to build a fire. Like the Yuqui, we are in danger of losing the art of nurturing our children. Unspeakable tragedy can kindle a passionate interest in prevention. Our very survival as a nation may depend on our ability to shift the fundamental focus of our communities toward nurturing children as a top priority." - J. D. Walker "Closing the Lid on Pandora's Box"
What/who changed my life and why "Janusz Korczak (1819 1942) the Polish Jewish physician, writer and educator, was a man who took his convictions and sense of responsibility so strongly, he was prepared to go to his death rather than betray them. A legend was born, when during the Nazi liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto, after rejecting countless attempts to save himself, offered by his many Polish admirers and friends, he led his two hundred orphans out of the Warsaw Ghetto onto the train that would take them to the gas chambers of Treblinka. This man, who had brought up thousands of such Jewish and Polish children refused to desert them, so that even as they died they would be able to maintain their trust in him and their faith in human goodness." - Sandra Joseph
What Bugs Me Corporatism  
Passions Being a good father and husband  
Inspirations Fred Rogers  
What Scares Me Lack of empathy and compassion  
Role Models Janusz Korczak  
Quotation "To reform the world - means to reform upbringing..."
- Janusz Korczak

“To open eyes when others close them
To hear when others do not wish to listen
To look when others turn away
To seek to understand when others give up
To rouse oneself when others accept
To continue to struggle when one is not the strongest
To cry out when others keep silent…”
- Excerpt from poem by Emmanuel Eydoux (Translated from the French by Jonathan Magonet)
Interests Children's Rights  
Books Stories of compassion and courage  
Music Celtic folk music  
Movies Fiddler on the Roof  
TV Shows PBS and The History Channel  
Favorite Foods Salmon (wild caught)  
Favorite Places New Zealand  
Can't Live Without Humor and Laugther  
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    Jan 29, 2011 12:09 AM

    Julia T. (179)
    Hi Iain,

    Just wanted to welcome you to my group of friends here on Care 2


    Blessings and May Your Path Be Smooth,

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