I’d like to challenge us to look at the scenes in this book from as many perspectives as possible. It is at the heart of being able to perform kindnesses to empathize with others, to feel their plight, to imagine yourself in their situation. Related, try to consider the concept of risk-taking, as well.
With that in mind, would McIntyre’s experience even be possible if he were a woman, a person of color, or gay? Is there an inherent privilege McIntyre gets by being a straight, white, American male?
To better understand privilege and as inspiration, I direct to you this site which I hope you take the time to review. If you increase your understanding of privilege, how might it impact how you complete acts of kindness?