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I Believe In Treating Others With Kindness

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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 3 Responses Mar 7, 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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    Treat others the way you want to be treated.

    Don't do to others what you don't want to be done. You will never regret being kind, but you will regret being otherwise.
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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 46-50, F 2 Responses May 11, 2014

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    True kindness lies within the act of giving

    without the expectation of something in return.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    If we Treat each other with

    so many kind ways and do something kind for them they will feel more comfortable they will love life they like help they would have hope and will have a nice heart I believe if we treat each other with kindness life will be much easiar and we loved each other more and humanty...
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 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 26-30, F Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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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 1 Response May 6, 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 2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I think maybe I can afford this today.

    ..hopeful others can too. : )
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 6 Responses May 6

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    We gotta be more awesome to each other.

    We're on the same team. Let's give each other reasons to dance. GO! ~Kid President
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    We are all human beings.

    We have differing demographics, but we are the populace of the Earth. We are the same kind. Be kind!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 28

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    DaddyBear214 DaddyBear214 56-60, M Aug 22

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    My dear friends, Last week,

    my church lost a wonderful sister. Two little girls who are not up to 5 years yet has lost a wonderful mother and a good husband has lost his God given wife. 2 weeks ago I was watching her sitting 2 rows in front of me n smiling to myself and admiring the patient n loving mom...
    AyahyaMma AyahyaMma 26-30, F Feb 15

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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 4 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 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    “Everyone has inside them a piece of good

    news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is." Anne Frank
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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 4 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    This is a quick note to cambridge14.

    I noticed this morning you felt the need to insult and berate me for a comment I made to someone's story last night. Had I been available, I would have contacted you sooner but, unfortunately, that was not the case. However, before commenting, I would have made an effort to...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 28

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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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    Hurt people hurt people.

    That's how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 10

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    DaddyBear214 DaddyBear214 56-60, M Aug 22

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    "As long as we are human.

    . We have heart." My roommate is so silent (I thought before), she's my classmate for four years but we never talk personally. This is my final year and fate make us stick as ROOMMATE. I anxious at first, huh, it would be awkward to death. But, as I get to know about her, she's...
    inspirit05 inspirit05 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    There aren't enough people in the world

    who are kind to the people they meet. Regardless of if you're a total stranger or my best friend, I always treat people the same way. There was an old system called chivalry, being gentlemanly, which I practice. I believe that the world is better with random acts of kindness, so...
    aLoneTheory aLoneTheory 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 19

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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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    Just a thought for the July 4th celebrators.

    .. Please remember our veterans, your possible neighbors, before you buy and light fireworks. The sounds actually sound like a war zone to many who have been in one. If you have a neighbor who is a veteran just give them a heads up regarding your festivities. Actually....maybe...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    They knew something was wrong.

    I never come for a coffee in the early evening. Morning coffee? Absolutely...like clockwork. Afternoon? Hit or miss depending on the type of day I'm having. Evening? NEVER. So when I hit the Starbucks drive thru at 6pm the boys knew something wasn't quite right... Imagine...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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