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I Believe Kindness Matters

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    Kindness is too often correlated with weakness

    in my opinion. I try to go out if my way to be a kind and decent human being, but it does get discouraging when people try to take advantage of this fact. My friends and family say "you shouldn't be so nice to people", but it's how I was raised, and I don't want to change that...
    kwazzee kwazzee 36-40, M Apr 6

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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.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 Jul 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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    So Important

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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I've just been thinking about this a little

    further. I feel kindness matters all the more when we or others botch things up, when the eyes of the world or on you or you feel they are, and you risk being overwhelmed by the feeling of the importance of getting it right. And that's how little kindnesses can 'ripple' in the...
    percolatinglightly percolatinglightly 51-55, M Dec 12, 2014

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    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

    Be kind, for every person you meet is going through their own difficult battle.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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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 5 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    One small act of kindness,

    can have a ripple effect
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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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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    You must always employ kindness in all you do.

    Treating others as you will have them treat you. Kindness will get to the heart of a problem and solve it!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    Kindness to all things matter.

    I'm the type of person where I don't care how you talk to the people above you it's the people below you that matters most. Respect and kindness go a long way with impressing me. Kindness is very prevalent in what I do. I have to see horrible people do horrible things to animals...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F Mar 18

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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 22-25, F Aug 22, 2013

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    Everybody could be a winner & everybody could

    be a superhero if EVERYBODY just let EVERYBODY be! http://mjspeaks88.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/hope-without-cause/
    AhavaMava AhavaMava 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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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 56-60, F 6 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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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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    ≫=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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    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, 2014

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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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 16, 2014

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    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Again, I need some support

    and no one is available to me. I was accused once of being a bot, maybe that's what I should be, just shut off those feelings and become a Stepford Wife, without the wife part.
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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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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    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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    Don't become discouraged becouse people are

    thaking advantage of whatever kindness you may be showing them. Alwayes remember any act committed that you know to be truly kind in your heart and mind is alwayes a good thing. It makes the world suck just a little bit less.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20, 2013

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    Being kind and polite costs nothing If your

    one of those people who are rude Then get a grip of yourself already !!!
    LuiGina LuiGina 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I always believe if your good to people they are most likely going to be good to you back. I also believe very strongly in karma. I am always nice to everyone.
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    Today my random act of kindness will be to smile at everyone I see - I want people to feel the joy I do today
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    Instead of writing about myself this post is for all the people from those I have known to complete total strangers who have shown great acts of kindness that I will value for the...
    snoopymg snoopymg 36-40, F 5 Responses May 4

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    StevieF8 StevieF8 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    churinga churinga 70+, M Apr 30

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