If you’re reading this, I’m assuming that you already know how to be kind. You don’t need me to tell you to say please, thank you, and excuse me.
You don’t need a lecture on the importance of holding doors or helping the needy on the streets. Even when it’s just a small gesture like putting your phone away while you’re talking to someone.
But the question before us today is whether kindness can change the world; whether it has the power to solve some of our biggest global issues.
My answer? Yes! A society where everyone understands each other’s sorrow, no matter how different they are from each other, is the ultimate goal of humanity, and kindness has been, is, and will continue to change the world for the better.
I know you might be thinking what the f** are you talking about? Will kindness solve the global issues?
Shh….shh..shh..wait, Netflix and chill buddy. Let me tell you why I believe in the power of kindness.
Kindness And Humility Can Change The World
It’s been shown that being kind makes us happier, calms our minds, and enhances our emotional well-being. Spreading kindness allows us to connect with others, fostering a greater sense of community and unity with friends, family, neighbors, and even complete strangers alike.
Many people don’t realise how effective and profound kindness is.
“Once you are happy for people instead of envious, you can start the process of getting to a happy place.”GaryVee
In this world where we don’t have any clue about what the hell is going on, what else can we do? Every morning I unlock my phone, click on that blue tiny bird, and think to myself, what on earth has brought so much negativity? Why everyone is blaming everyone, shouting screaming, and abusing?
The more I think about it, the more I realize that we have lost the ability to empathize with one another’s suffering. In other words, we don’t intend to. Seeing the world through someone else’s eyes isn’t something anyone wants to do. We’ve become insensitive because we’re only interested in our issues, our misery, and our depression.
Here’s the thing: a simple act of compassion has a significant effect on the lives of countless individuals.
I am a person whose life has been transformed by the kindness of another. Friends and family have always supported me when I misjudged my strengths and emotions.
I’m not going to lie; they didn’t buy me a fancy gift or take me on a vacation or consult a doctor. But, simply by maintaining an attitude of empathy and compassion toward me, and imagining what it would be like to be in my position, they were able to assist me in overcoming my insecurities.
See how easy it is? Kindness, no matter how vague it sounds to you as you read this article, has the power to change the lives of millions of people. How, therefore, can you be kind? Well, here is how.
We’re all strangers until we get to know each other — so reach out!
The world could be a better place if we took the time to really get to know each other, instead of letting ourselves fall into old patterns where nobody ever talks because nobody knows each other well enough yet!
I’d like you to think about this: what would happen if we all reached out more often? What would happen if we were kinder and more friendly toward strangers?
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”Plato
The world is changing every second. Nobody wants to talk to someone. For a variety of reasons, including prejudice towards a person’s race or religion or, more amusingly, because of a divergent point of view.
So here is what I want you to do. DM a random creator whose work you’ve been enjoying for a long time, or send a sweet DM to a friend you haven’t told in a long time how much you love them.
This will not only help you but it will really motivate others to do the same because kindness is contagious, once you do it, ten more imitate it.
We all have bad days, so when people seem unpleasant give them the benefit of the doubt
Try giving them the benefit of the doubt. Don’t assume that people are always mean or rude—at least not without trying to understand their point of view first.
Just keep yourself in their shoes for a second and try to remind yourself that everyone is fighting their own battles and sometimes, all alone. Talk to them and make them feel special. I am not telling you to do fancy things, just stay and listen to them. That’s all humans want most of the time.
We give infants the maximum benefit of doubt but it’s disheartening enough to see that benefit of doubt declines as we grow.
Why do we always have to think that the other person messed up intentionally? And even if someone did something intentionally, would it make you a better person by taking revenge?
Just think about it.
Who knows? Maybe they merely did something to attract your attention. It’s also possible that they’ve had the worst day of their lives and aren’t quite sure how to respond. Even though we can’t see it, we are all God’s grown-up infants, connected by an unseen thread, so why not practice empathy towards each other?
The world is better off when kindness and humility are part of how we live our lives
Kindness is not the same as passivity, weakness, or being taken advantage of. Kindness costs you nothing; it actually makes your life richer and more rewarding.
Yes, we are insignificant in this vast and infinite universe, but to assume that we can’t make this world a happy place just because we are so small is absurd. We may be insignificant, but we have the power to make a huge difference in the world and even in human history.
Because we have control over the moment we’re in right now, we also have control over what happens next. So why not, learn to live in such a way that we can leave a lasting mark on this world?
This means being humble, kind, and not being jerks to everyone. And as I said earlier, people are more likely to help others if they see someone else doing the same for them; thus, when we are kind, our world becomes a better place to live in.