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I Believe Kindness Matters

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    Being kind isn't hard.

    It is practically built into us. We choose to be kind, and just as easily choose to not be kind. I often imagine what people think about when I see them treating other people badly, or ignoring them, walking by rather than stopping to help someone who dropped their belongings...
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M Mar 2

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    dotclombia dotclombia 22-25, F Jul 6

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    A Lot

    To me it matters a lot in any type of relationship you have or might have with a person, either its a: romantic, familiar, fraternal, friendly, etc. kindness matters a lot cause you never want to be around a person who treats you badly. Kindness is still something you know that...
    aroundhere aroundhere 22-25, M Jun 5, 2011

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    Kindness...

    I believe that kindness matters.... I believe in acting with love and kindness towards all living things... Sometimes it's hard to be kind, especially when I'm tired, down, and have nothing left to give.  I still give a small smile because I don't want to be unkind...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2010

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    Finding midlife years very confusing everything

    I thought I knew And held dear to me seems to be slipping away anyone feel the same
    julespw julespw 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    What Is Kindness

    This is what kindness means to me. Kindness is what keeps me going everyday. kindness is the feeling you get when someone says something nice to you or when someone does something nice to you. I try to be kind to everyone i can. I believe everyone should be kind to everyone. If...
    Jb2525 Jb2525 13-15, M Nov 15, 2012

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    Kindness Goes A Long Way

    I believe kindness matters, if you want to be treated nice then treat others the way you want to be treated. I was told that once and I still believe those words to this very day, although you do tend to run into ******** that treat others like scum but people like that are just...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Jan 29, 2013

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    What You Give To Others Comes Back To You Often

    I believe by showing kindness to others it can make your world better. sometimes it can come back to you also... I have met some trying people in some circles of radio, amateur film production, law and business, real estate and health there is no one industry where the nice...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2011

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    ≫=O

    I hate when people take my kindness for weakness,why can't you just be grateful that you have someone like me in your life.is there any sane people in the world !!!!!
    PrincessStarr2 PrincessStarr2 18-21, F Sep 7, 2013

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    Not sure of this is the right category,

    but it fits none-the-less. Few points here I think most can appreciate. If you are so busy with whatever you're involved in outside of here and you jump on to read messages, contact friends and a see who's responded to posts and can't be bothered enough to actually read what...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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    You cant change everyone

    but once in a while you can do something kind or compassionate for someone and it will make them a kinder person.
    MrCleopatra MrCleopatra 51-55, T Jul 5

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    Kindness Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    There have been many times when I've felt so down that I thought I'd never get up again. There have been other times when I've felt so broken that I thought nothing would ever bring any solace or healing. And then, there have been times when I quietly screamed inside from the...
    Wysteria1 Wysteria1 36-40, F Oct 29, 2013

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    Broken Down

    I was coming from the airport, I had just flown in, when the lady in front of me put on her hazards. she clearly was flustered. she popped the trunk and got out of the car. i got out of my car and pushed her car through the intersection into a parking lot where she was able to...
    will8285 will8285 26-30, M Jun 20, 2013

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    It's Never Good Enough

    Years ago, I had been with a company for 10 months-a job that I created within the company when they were not hiring, and it was a substantial pay increase. After the first ten months, I was promoted to management over people who were older than me and who were with the...
    Bfinally Bfinally 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    A Very Simple Rule To Follow

    Kindness costs you nothing.Being kind to strangers; the server, checkout clerk, tellar, flight attendant, the old man/woman in the store, all of that really costs you nothing and you truly gain so much from it.A simple rule I learned long ago, "You can really judge a person's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    Two of my favorite quotes that have great meaning in my life....

      Although when you are in the midst of an argument or a disagreement with a loved one, you may feel like yelling or screaming,  it is best to refrain from both.   I  learned the hard way that when you scream or yell,  the...
    sherry123456789 sherry123456789 46-50, F 18 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Where My Story Began...

    I understood what it was like to want to connect and yet be inexplicably unable to. That is when I began to understand kindness...
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    The Key

    The key to everything human is kindness. Kindness matters. If you are kind you are putting yourself in the other person's shoes and experiencing what they are experiencing even at your instigation and you see through their eyes just what you say or do, and it's import or...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Aug 22, 2013

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    I Believe Kindness Matters Am Looking For A Female For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    thisthatcurious thisthatcurious 56-60 Nov 28, 2013

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    I dislike how some people at my age look down

    on kindness and compassion, as if it's a sign of weakness, and those people peer pressure others, for example, I know people that would put down someone for wanting to walk with a friend to their house to keep them company, because it's 'gay', I don't know how common this...
    MeeranE MeeranE 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Number One Rule For Singles

    Find the kindest mate that you can, you will be blessed, always.  Sexy and good looking are only skin deep, looks/lust often do not last for long.... mean and hateful go to the bone and usually last forever. Kindness is SEXY, say this with me ladies and gentlemen....KINDNESS IS...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    People Watching At The Mall...

    I was out at the mall one day...sitting on a bench...drinking a delicious cup of coffee...and simply watching all the different people rushing around like crazy. I smiled to myself...because I really do like to people watch at the mall. I'm not really a big shopper anymore...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Let's start a circle today let's compliment

    someone we don't know and put a smile on their face we don't know what people go threw at home or the pain they have inside a smile can start a chain of a million smiles :)
    Fire143 Fire143 22-25, F Jul 5

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    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    What scares you? I saw this question posted

    here. And I thought about it. There are many things to fear everyday every minute of our life but we can trick all the fears in one way or another. My fear is that of losing my heart. Losing the power of love. Losing the capability to be kind. Have anybody ever been in that...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    The Customer Of A Lifetime

    When you're the one responsible for telling people about their late fines, making them show you their ID, and/or telling them you can't rent that movie, you tend to see a different side to people. Many stories of working in the customer service industry testify to the soul...
    melizynn melizynn 22-25 1 Response Jan 23, 2011

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    Thank You

    Please, Thank you, holding a door, smiling.  Because nice matters!
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F Jan 28, 2010

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    it doesn't cost you anything,

    is a free gift to give and just takes in most instances a few minutes of your time. it is kindness i am speaking of. it doesnt take but a few minutes for me to help my elderly neighbor take out her trash cans on wednesdays. it doesn't take but a few seconds to reach up and grab...
    PaperPoet PaperPoet 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    There Is A Member In Here Who Likes To Attack Those Who Disagree With Him.

    No, I will not name names. I had to block him for cyber bullying.
    SitaraLovesYeshua SitaraLovesYeshua 31-35, F Jan 21, 2013

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    Good Enough For Me

    One day while walking in town with a friend I noticed a blind woman asking people of a crowd to help her. Disappointingly, she received no aid. When I asked what it was she needed help with, she asked to be guided to the nearest pet shop. With one arm looped around mine, and...
    SearchingForAnything SearchingForAnything 18-21, F Jun 16, 2013

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    So Important

    It probably matters more than anything.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 12, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I believe in respecting others and showing them kindness; of being tolerant and accepting no matter what. I don't agree with words such as "*****" or "****" which are only used...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I saw a kid at space center today, he looked like he was going to cry couldn't have been older then 6 and so I have him my card (they put tickets on cards) and told him how much...
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Because I don't have one.. In my heart, I can't found one.. Kindness in my actions is a choice to make every day, it's like memorising a formula or an etiquette to perform it with...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    "With kindness, comes love, understanding & gratitude." ~lovingRIZA
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Love is the most important thing ever. Understanding begets wisdom. And kindness is good for the soul.
    Flygirl827 Flygirl827 41-45 Jul 4

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    Kindness counts above all else. It does not matter how good looking, educated, passionate or interesting someone is. It all means nothing without kindness. ❤️🌹
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    It's very difficult to do a lot of the time but, I try not go judge someone by their appearances, or their words and behaviour, I try to add a little kindness to my thoughts...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't get many opportunities because I don't go out much and I hardly have any money.. But the times I have done acts of kindness they felt very rewarding. Sometimes people...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Be kind to someone and you will make her/his day.It is contagious too! that person will smile and do the same for others.Of course,not always works but at least you gave example...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Study the bible, read it, and think about it in the context that you must look to feel the Truth in it with your heart. Study it while keeping in mind that you do not belong to...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 7 Responses Jun 27

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    I believe love is something we all want and I want to understand it more
    babylovestar15 babylovestar15 18-21, F Jul 9

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    The best advice anyone has ever given me when my world was falling apart, I was so lost in my own pain. I knew I had to pull myself together I just didn't know how. My Mother said...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Jul 7

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    It's always nice to be kind no matter what the circumstances are because...kind hearts are the gardens...kind thoughts are the roots...kind words are the blossoms...kind deeds are...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    A Thanks is in Order Father dear Father Each night I call out to you Saying this and that Meaningless nothings and trivial concerns And each night you listen intently As though...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Kindness is never wasted,even if it does not seem appreciated at the time,it is never forgotten.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    support 4 life has posted on most of my experiences with rude comments on how I live my life. All I did was laugh, post to him and he didn't even have to balls to reply back, he...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    How it makes me feel. It's so real. When I'm with you I feel better. Nothing else matters. We are stronger together...
    Anderson73 Anderson73 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    You can be confident about TOMORROW. If you walk with God TODAY. When we are walking with the Lord, The future's always bright; It matters not what comes our way When faith...
    JancenDC98 JancenDC98 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    My parents are 10 years apart. My grandparents are 11 years apart. So, I don't really think it matters.
    xoxoMeowliciousxoxo xoxoMeowliciousxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    “I’m beautiful to the one person who matters.” “Yes. His mouth is going to drop open when he sees you.” “Thank you, but I meant me. I’m beautiful to me.”
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 1 Response