Kindness Includes Everything


“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded … sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly. Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope: Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth? Those who were kindest to you, I bet. Its a little facile, maybe, and certainly hard to implement, but Id say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder.” In this excerpt from a commencement speech, George Saunders makes an eloquent case for kindness.

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