George Saunders on Kindness

I came across this article in the New York Times. I thought it was worth a reprint. It’s advice to college graduates:
“Here’s something I know to be true, although it’s a little corny, and I don’t quite know what to do with it: 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.” –George Saunders via NYT
Are you going to be the person that stands there and does nothing or are you going to be the one that makes a difference? It could be a split second, but perhaps we should all try to take it upon ourselves to be kind to strangers- whether it’s giving directions to someone that looks lost or pulling someone that’s going to get hit by a bus (true story- I did this two days ago)… Trying to reach out. 
Have a great day! Thank you for reading.

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