the kindness edition
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.
Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope: Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth?
Those who were kindest to you, I bet.
It’s a little facile, maybe, and certainly hard to implement, but I’d say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder.
Now, the million-dollar question: What’s our problem? Why aren’t we kinder?
read the whole speech of George Saunders’s advice to graduates here
- if you have a day (or even just a moment) where you think the world is an ugly place, go visit the kindness blog and i promise something there will restore your belief that kind people exist (just maybe not anywhere near you right now)
- be kind, starting with you by bella cirovic, for kind over matter