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I Believe In Treating Others With Kindness

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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 4 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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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    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

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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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    "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

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    Most Important

    This is the most important thing I do every day- treat others the way I would like to be treated. Kindness is the simplest thing, and can save lives without you even being aware.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2010

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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

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    The Golden Rule

    Although this is nothing more than treating others nicely, mainly because as normal human beings, we want people to be nice to us, I find that it's easier to be nice to people than to be miserable. Like the saying, you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar, I find...
    dangerously39 dangerously39 51-55, M 2 Responses May 25, 2010

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    Just because you can't go wrong

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

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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 Aug 23

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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 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

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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

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    I cant stand people who think their bettter

    than everyone else like were all differnent in our own ways like u need to stop judging u dont know whats going on outside of school for them u dont know if there geting abused or not getting dinner everynight like u need to stop judging the book by its cover
    curvybitch curvybitch 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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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 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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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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    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

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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'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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    What Goes Around Comes Around

    It feels good to randomly put a smile on someone's face...especially when you don't even know them...perhaps just opening a door, or allowing someone else go ahead of you... I hope you had reason to  today! 
    rsrvd4slm8 rsrvd4slm8 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    God made us different we should flaunt tht were

    not all made to look the same All those people who hate on others for looking different stick it where the sun dont shine were different for a reason and we need to start accepting tht sooner than later
    curvybitch curvybitch 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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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    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

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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 56-60, M 32 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I cant explain how I know these outcomes but ...I can connect with others and feel what road to take ..most of the time ..as long as the person is genuine ..it seems
    GuruLife GuruLife 36-40, M Sep 1

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    speaking of maturity,, i met a boy who is younger than me who is much more mature and speaks like an older person. i believe that his experience in life are much more greater than...
    sarahbal sarahbal 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Try to fill someone with love today. Just make one effort and see how you feel. Repeat this for a month... Challenge!
    Jacques0041 Jacques0041 46-50, M Aug 21

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    I really see no point in judging someone else without knowing their story. When I see someone who stands out from the crowd or catches my eye, I find them unique actually. How will...
    Sydneybu Sydneybu 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    And its so yummy!! Totally blessed. Thanks great one. Just like to congratulate the big man on the fine specimen of man that stands by my side for he is pure beauty and to know...
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F Sep 11

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    "Down on the west coast I get this feeling.." - Lana del Rey
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F Sep 12

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    I find it amusing hearing everyone ***** and complain about life on here, I sympathize with them, but I also want to tell them to suck it up and quit their wining. I want to post a...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I really believed when I came here that this group (and some related others) are for people who have an ACoA loved one so they could share their story and be understood and given...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm a believer and don't consider myself a snob. I respect your right to believe as you want. I choose to believe. I have been a scientist, of sorts, all my adult life. I believe...
    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M Aug 25

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    I don't understand what is wrong with people wanting to share their girls with others to get 'turned on', to have countless affairs (I.e. Cheating), lying,... etc. I don't know why...
    StupidM StupidM 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    Maturity and Wisdom don't come from age. They come from mistakes and experiences. Learning to deal with others in a respectful way and treating others the way you want to be...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Just because you may not like a person, or your opinions and beliefs differ doesn't mean you have a right to be disrespectful. There is plenty of ways you can express yourself to...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It...
    coolsmile coolsmile 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ~This is Part One in my series of posts~ Okay, If you haven't read my first post, titled "I am a Meta," then please do so now. Metas Are people with abilities that go beyond the...
    Pathosvk Pathosvk 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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