Is Kindness Lost?

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.

Published by M.Short

As a 19 year old CW2 helicopter combat pilot, M. Short served as an aircraft commander being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and eleven Combat Air Medals while serving the U.S. Army in the Vietnam war. His passion for Science Fiction and his experiences in combat as a pilot gave him his inspiration for the series -A Saga of Dogs of War. A Mercenaries Story. His series starts in 2235 after the Earth starts to heal from a cataclysmic event. The series follows the lives and experiences of one mercenary clan as they reclaim the Earth for their corporate sponsor, XTECH.

One thought on “Is Kindness Lost?

  1. We seem to have lost the ability to distinguish. You can be upset about what an individual said or did but not hate the individual. To hate a race or nationality because of the actions of one or a few seems to be ridiculous. There is something to be learned from everyone be it positive or negative. Focus on the positive learn from the negative.

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