We might start calling Matthew Del Degan Guru Lovebot. This man could easily write a book called How To Be Happy but instead has decided to spread the messages of compassion, kindness and love withan adorable piece of concrete.
This man who believes that anything is possible has come up with an assemble-it-yourself toy robot that is designed to get kids of all ages to play consciously. He has a mission to do kind things for people and toinspire othersto do the same.
The Kickstarter campaignonly has days to go to launch love all over the world: Im shaking in my boots, but it will happen, says Matthew.
Here is how donating anything from $1 up can help to inspire world peace:
1. Being childlike is not just for children.
Matthew elaborates: Just because Im an adult doesnt mean I cant learn like a child. He goes on to suggest that even if we dont have kids, we should act in such a way that we dont do the things we wouldnt want our children to do. For example, dont mistreat your body or yell at people. Matthew believes it is a life practice to be young, remembering that his dad often told him to Live with integrity.
2. Never forget that it all started with a robot.
This is almost a direct quote from Walt Disney, replacing the word robot with mouse. Dreaming big starts with a small idea. The Lovebot became bigger than Matthew predicted, and who knows? He may have created the next Mickey Mouse with a message of compassion.
3. Love actually is all around.
Although the Lovebots began as a Toronto-centric idea, it became bigger in part because of Matthews true belief in possibility: I know Ill reach my goals. Its just a matter of when. The Lovebots have created a glue for Matthew, not only between him and his friends, but also between him and the world at large. The Lovebot can be seen as a physical representation of our deepest spiritual journey.
4. Compassion workshops are a welcome break from math.
Matthew has visited some schools as possibly the coolest guest lecturer around (kids listen way more to mohawked skateboarders than tie wearing adults). He says that he wants all children towantto be kind and to see the benefits behind random acts ofkindness. Plus, he jokes, I show that by being kind, my life is so awesome. I am surrounded by robots, I work with my best friends and people like me. What kid wouldnt see the value in that?
You cant hate this idea. It is not the Hatebot.
If youre interested in getting on board, check out Matthews Kickstarter campaignhere.