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I Believe In Treating Others With Kindness

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    Kindness is a beautiful language to speak.

    To treat someone means to give them a positivity. The best gift you can give to another person is kindness.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Today I saw some kindness today I saw a young

    couple going towards their car the young man went to the passenger side door and opened the door for his girlfriend when he came over to the drivers side I gave him a thumbs up he then gave me a smile
    Gracie182 Gracie182 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    What an incredible story.

    Homeless man gets a break from a complete stranger and a flood of emotion ensues. We could only wish that this type of kindness would be reciprocated worldwide.  Props to that dude!
    idlewatcher idlewatcher 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    Just because you can't go wrong

    when you treat someone with kindness.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 26, 2014

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    A Spoon Full of Sugar

    I do believe that even if a friend is hurting or going down a path that I may believe is not in their best interests, it's important to speak up and help them through it. But it's more important to help with kind words, not mean and spiteful ones. An so called friend believed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 11, 2009

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    I believe the greatest human trait

    that we can display is compassion. If everyone had equal amounts of compassion for one another this would be a better world to be in.
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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    Street People

    So I was stumping back to the apartment from a Terrible Horrible No Good Day, and this woman asks me if Dover is too far away to walk there, she doesn't have bus fare? No, too far, I say, but she walks away muttering before my brain unfogs -- dear Master, have I just missed...
    windlion windlion 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2010

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    A Piece Of Me In Someone Else

    Some people just need pass by me and I am happy. There are people who feels what I feel. There are people who live like I live, and think what I think. There are people who talk to me looking at my eyes leaving a special touch, and there are people who silence but I can still...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    "Too often we underestimate the power of a

    touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” —Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Ms. L.

    What you do comes back to you.  It's simple as that.  If you want to be treated with kindness, treat others with kindness.Even when it's hard, even when you would rather not, even when all your friends are doing something else...show kindness.  Show love.  Show compassion.I'm...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2011

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    Kindness Is Contagious

    I am grateful that I was raised to be courteous, kind and thoughtful. As the Mother of a 13 year old son I can say that some of the most proud moments of my life have been witnessing a strangers response to my son's unprompted acts of courtesy. I have raised him with the same...
    bmcinnis bmcinnis 31-35, F Dec 6, 2012

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    Putting It Into Words

    I read in this group something that I could not put into words better myself please look up "old farm guy ".He puts it in words I couldnt better he says it all and I am a fellow sufferer of back pain.
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M Sep 21, 2011

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    Rare Nowadays....

    BUT I still believe in this very thing. Seems many are too self-absorbed... too distracted with life in general to even remember that a little bit of kindness can make a world of difference in someone's day.. and sometimes their LIFE. I am one of those people who smile at...
    SoulUndiscovered SoulUndiscovered 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Actions Truly Do Say I Care About You As You Once Did For Me

    As we age, we often become a bit more mellow, sentimental, and not wanting to be a bother to anyone. Our material needs become less while our desire to spend time with our loved ones increases. We are so busy when we are younger and perhaps don't always recognize that the aging...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I Believe In Treating Other...

    I believe in treating others with kindness , whether they deserve it or not. But ......... If someone farts on me , I'm gonna fart back , bro!
    leonardmaltomeal leonardmaltomeal 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    It Just Nicer If We Are Kind To Each Other

    I do believe kindness makes the world a better place. I try to be nice both in my online life and my real life. Kindness goes a long way. Even if its something simple like opening the door for someone or just smiling at someone for no reason. It never hurts to be kind. We need...
    friendlynudist friendlynudist 36-40, F Dec 19, 2012

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    "Only the development of compassion

    and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek." Dalai Lama XIV
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 2 Responses May 6, 2014

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    Today I read it is better to treat everyone

    with kindness from the first moment,because you always can be unkind later,but once you are unkind there is no turning back.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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    Dress Of Righteousness

    “Righteousness is good character, and sin is whatever bothers you and you do not want people to know.” (Saheeh Muslim) “Righteousness is not that you turn your faces to the east and the west [in prayer].  But righteous is the one who believes in God, the Last Day, the...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Apr 2, 2013

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    Do Unto Others...

    ...i believe this Golden Rule. Most of the time I even go beyond that and I'm kind to people who are being downright ugly to me. You never know what someone else has been going through. Sometimes people behave rude when they aren't even aware of it. There may be circumstances...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    Sarcasm

    It is easy for many people to get caught up in sarcasm and behind the back talk. This human behavior is a way we cope with our ego in need of a boost. Putting someone else down to make us feel better. We have all done it. I try hard not to get caught in this trap. Joking or not...
    Dan32 Dan32 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2010

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    I am a guy but I like cute things a lot.

    I don't wear women's clothes but I really like to buy men's clothes that are cute. Like I wear angry birds pajama pants. I also have a stuffed angry bird In my apartment. I have some tshirts from dragon ball z too. Today i was looking for slippers and I really wanted the kind...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M May 6, 2014

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    It's Non Negotiable

    I won't alter my behavior toward others because of what is happening in my life. If I do act in a way that is not consistent with my usual self, then I try and address the issue and resolve things quickly and with sincere apologies when necessary.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 1, 2011

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    I am a 49 year old guy.

    I'm in reasonable health, I have a great family even a daft dog! When I was younger, I went through the same stuff as lots of other people. Medical problem. Changing school problem, parental divorce problem. Wow! I think back now and I'm amazed at how much you survive in life...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses May 6, 2014

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    Be Kind When Your Kindness Is Refused

    I have a really bad back and it shows when I'm limping along with a cane. There are times when I'm away from home that things just happen to fall. Happens to everyone... So many times someone will try and help. Then get offended when I pick it up myself. It's not that their...
    oldfarmguy oldfarmguy 61-65, M 32 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Compassion

    I think the ability to sense sympathy for each one  is one of the most stunning qualities that we possess as humans The human condition is one of essential aloneness When we arrive at  and share our sympathies with another human being in ache, we are present a huge kindness to...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    I always make sure to treat other's with

    kindess, compassion, and understanding no matter who they are or what they've dont to me personally. Most people give the kindness right back, mostly strangers and adults. If strangers can return kindness, why can't my friends?
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Great quote. "Treat others,

    the want you want to be treated". Respect someone, you will get the same respect back (hopefully)
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M Apr 15, 2014

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    I Try To

    I try to be kind to everyone I deal with in my life, and I think that over all, I'm doing a pretty good job. Some people though, they just annoy me, and because I'm not a naturally patient person, that can cause difficulty. I do believe that what you send out comes back to you...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F Dec 5, 2011

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    People automatically think I hate anyone

    involved with the LGBT community and people of other religions or groups just because I am Catholic, but I don't hate anyone. God does not teach me to hate, and those who hate in the name of God shouldn't make you think all people of that religion are like that. I am my own...
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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    It's Worth a Smile!

      Should you really take just a second to smile at a stranger or even stop to help someone that you don't even know? Is it really worth it anymore to hold the door open or to even try to spare a few coins in all those bugling charity cases that perch on the counters...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Yes, I am a firm believer in treating others

    with kindness. This is the only way to treat and work with others within your family, friends, co-workers, and others in day to day meetings with each other. However, do not let others over run you and your ideas. Stand your ground but be tactful when dealing with others.
    maryannesinclair maryannesinclair 41-45, F 3 Responses May 11, 2014

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    I don't really agree with the title.

    Unless you treat that person nice for a very very very long time.
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2014

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    I don't see the point in treating someone

    unkindly. It only reflects negatively on yourself. I understand that people don't always see eye to eye, but where in that does it say you have to be rude simply because someone views something different than you and who are we to say what is right or wrong? From my prospective...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    What I've Learned

    I've lived long enough to learn a few things. There is a circle of life. What goes around does come around. What we put out eventually comes back to us. We all really are connected to each other, even if we have never met and live on different sides of the earth. Treating others...
    oldfarmguy oldfarmguy 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Kindness

    I think if you treat someone with true loving kindness then that same kindness comes out of them. It's like a sword to penetrate through the thick armor some people wear for protection. and I think it allows them to shed their "armor" if only temporarily to return the kindness.
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    It's easiest for me to use an example, my brother is 21 and has led a life of crime and now has a few kids and another on the way. He's never taken the safe or easy road but we...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    based on what people go through is what molds them to become better or worse .... there are soooo many people n the world who dont even act their age. with age comes experience...
    QueenofIceandRoses QueenofIceandRoses 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    These older people on EP are really a work of art sometimes Lol Goes to show you how effin' childish grown people can be too! This user westsideblues1 tried to pick a fight with...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I wish I didn't mentally feel like I was in my late 20s. Everyone my age seems so immature. I connect more with people in their 20s to late 30s.
    HollyMaria954 HollyMaria954 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    maturity definitely come with experience and not age, otherwise my 51 year old mother in law wouldnt be a tantrum throwing pill attic. some people need to grow up.
    eggman667 eggman667 26-30, M a week ago

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    i can say that my parents are an immature people even though they are older than me.
    pure93 pure93 18-21, F Jan 18

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    24yo I've been in 3 management positions in 7 years. I always accelerate & get promoted, but the old people under me always turn into douchebags. They won't work under a kid... So...
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    One can be young and stupid or young and wise just as easily as one could be old and stupid or old and wise. It's the people who have conquered the most pain and found themselves...
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F a week ago

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    I grew up in a home where I never felt short of love. My dad passed when I was younger so my mom showed my brother and me more love than I can put into words. She taught me that...
    Dolor1312 Dolor1312 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Where is the compassion for others? I've spent a while on and off reading various stories on here. The sadness and depression as a result of what others have endured or are...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a disciple of Jesus, am I still learning the ways Jesus would confront arguments, loathers of him, evil doers, and all manner of men. yes, but likewise we are all called to...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Love saved me, so it's impossible for me not to believe in love. I believe in love with all my heart. I believe, even though I get dissapointed time and again. I believe, because I...
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Kindhearted people are every where but we feel them only when we are in need or in bad condition but have we ever thought how life would be for them? Right from childhood we can...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 8 Responses Jan 14

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    I always hate when people judge others without knowing them. It just ****** me tf off, now I'm not religious but I feel that this is expressed with a quote from the bible: "He who...