In this new culture we find ourselves, I wonder, is kindness lost? The pressing thought for everyone to me seems they’re trying to play a victim. “Your words offend me.”
Is all one will say with no explanation how or why they’re offended. If someone speaks their views on a subject, another will try to cancel that person’s view with the phrase, “Your words offend me.”
What they mean is your words have no significance because as an individual or a group they are offended, so, if someone wants to exert their view, or will over another, all they need do is to be offended.
Victimhood is short-lived. It will soon turn on you and cast you as a person of hate. If everyone offends you, then you hate everyone. Not a pleasant state of mind.
Kindness however is never wasted. Kindness gives rather than takes and thus produces a far better result. It can lead to the pay it forward, concept. Here a kindness is repaid repeatedly, perpetuating a constant return on investment. When you commit an act of kindness, it benefits you and the person to whom you extend the kindness. You both feel a spirit of wonderful work and restored as a person. Being offended at everything only benefits the hater.
So you have a choice. You can be a hater and live a life of strife and pain, or you can be one who offers kindness and hope. It’s your choice.