Kindness is sorely lacking these days. Why are we so mean to each other? Whether it is on social media, in the news, or face-to-face, we see meanness everywhere. What does meanness do for the human psyche? Nothing good, whether you are the deliverer or the receiver! The deliverer of the meanness comes across as angry, hate-filled, resentful and/or vindictive. The recipient is humiliated and abused. Meanness serves no good purpose.
The human person was created with a yearning for happiness. The source of all happiness is God. Therefore, the human person yearns for God. So, how does anyone think that the way to happiness is via a snarky comment on Facebook or Twitter, or a jab at another in an op-ed piece, or an outright slander against another person? Folks, we are better than this!
Find Kindness Today
Remember the old saying, “What goes around comes around?” Well, if you do not want a snarky comment hurled your way, be kind with your comments on social media. If you do not want others speaking ill of you, then speak kindly of others. As for the media, we cannot control what they do, other than to not subscribe to their trash-talking by changing the channel or picking up a different source of print news.
Start spreading some kindness by choosing to be kind. Do a good deed for someone else. Give of your time, talent and treasure to those who cannot repay you. Let your kindness spread like good ripples and maybe, just maybe, we can decrease the amount of meanness in our society. It all starts with you and me.
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