The Opportunity for Kindness

The Opportunity for Kindness

Welcome to this edition of the Weekly Circle—where we start the week with a few ideas that make us think.

This week, we’re thinking about Kindness. Ancient Roman Stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, says it best:

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

We've heard about survival of the fittest and Darwin - usually associated with selfishness, meaning that to survive (a basic instinct) means to look out for yourself. But Darwin, who studied human evolution, actually didn't see mankind as being biologically competitive and self-interested. Darwin believed that we are a profoundly social and caring species - something that research has validated. Devoting resources to others, rather than having more and more for yourself, brings about lasting well-being.

We'd love to hear from you!

What are some ways you are kind to yourself and others? What are some tips others might learn to bring more random acts of kindness to others?
 



A few things for you to click on:

🎥  The Kindness Boomerang - Classic but goodie. :)

🎥  Was the internet created to support kindness? - Peer behind the history with this entertaining TED talk

📖  12 Kinds of Kindness - Love the website interaction here combined with the great info
 

That's all! Wishing you all a week of kindness and generosity.

Warmly,
Jesal

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