“W E L L T H A T ‘ S N O T V E R Y N I C E ,”
was always an admonishment no kid ever wanted to hear from the Front Seat
as they were driving down the road. . .
Maybe it had to do with not sharing some candy
Maybe it had to do with not giving what you weren’t currently using
Maybe it had to do with what you said
Maybe it had to do with what you didn’t say
Maybe it had to do with
____________________. . .
R E A L L Y G O O D
to just be
K I N D
You’d think that the only type of Scientific Study necessary would just be
Y O U. . .
your own S E L F. . .
Seriously, do you need a Scientist, complete with attached wires, blood, saliva, skin tests and who knows what kinds of bodily functional fluids would be needed to measure what you more than know when
YOU ARE KIND
SOMEONE IS KIND TO YOU?
A group of Researchers from Northeastern University held a Compassion Training class for research subjects. Afterwards, one by one, subjects were called to attend a meeting. Before it began, they entered a waiting room with three chairs. Two were occupied by actors, leading the participant to sit down at the third.
“AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES, A WOMAN WOULD WALK IN ON CRUTCHES–WINCING IN PAIN–AND LEAN AGAINST THE WALL. THE ACTORS LOOKED AWAY AND DIDN’T GIVE UP THEIR CHAIRS,” says the Researcher. Of those who had received the Compassion Training, around half stood up to offer their chair to the woman, and for those who had not, the figure was just 15%. They concluded that
“OUR WILLINGNESS TO HELP STRANGERS IS FLEXIBLE, AND CAN BE SHAPED BY SMALL CHANGES IN PERCEPTION.”
The best Conclusion:
IN A WORLD WHERE MOST ARE UNHAPPY IN THEIR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE, KINDNESS OFFERS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR BOTH PERSONAL BENEFIT AND POTENTIALLY A GREATER SOCIAL BENEFIT. . .
They Concluded even further that being Kind:
Rewires your mind for better health
Shifts our Capacities to be even Kinder
Can actually help the “Bottom Line” of our finances
Makes the People around us Kinder because We are Kinder
Changes Ourselves and thus, Others. . .
H A R D L Y. . .
Answer just one not-so-scientific-question:
D O I F E E L B E T T E R A F T E R B E I N G K I N D ?
Hmmmmmmmm. . .
So be Kind
And then be Kind again
Over and Over. . .
T H A T
S E L F I S H
and Change the World!
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