A kind heart is foundations of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Kindness is a golden chain by which society is bound together. Kindness can create a significant wave of change around you. Kindness is a golden chain by which society is bound together.
Kindness can make us happier. It will not only make you happier, it might just help you live longer. Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy, like the heaven above.
It makes no difference to your happiness if you help a loved one or a stranger, but it may have different results. A small anonymous act might make you feel like a good person. But a big kind act to an acquaintance may have social consequences: you might make a new friend or be generously thanked.
Paying for a stranger’s coffee may give you a temporary buzz, but helping an elderly neighbour to shop may help you forge a better relationship.
Being kind is good for your health. Those who regularly help others have better mental health and lower rates of depression. Helpful people are less likely to fall ill from chronic disease and tend to have better immune systems. A strong correlation exists between the wellbeing, happiness and health of people who are kind.
A new theory called “survival of the nicest” says that because of kindness, the human race prospered as a species. Kindness is a key component of the survival of communities. Groups with many altruists tend to survive. Altruists cooperate and contribute to the well-being of fellow group members. In other words, we have an in-built capacity to help others, especially those close to us, to ensure the survival of our community.
Kindness is essentially a recognition of the fact that we’re all human, an acknowledgement that we’re all in this together. Most of what makes life worth living depends on at least some of us being altruistic some of the time.
It is easy to train ourselves to be kinder. People should simply do more acts of kindness than they usually do, and do them on a regular basis. Kindness is just a matter of choice – an attitude you carry with you that you can make a difference, however small, in someone else’s life.
Every major religion has love as a universal principle. Kindness takes love to a gentler and more accessible level that most people feel comfortable with. Showing a little bit of kindness to people recognizes that everyone around you is just like yourself.