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The Eulogy Test: How to Live a Life of Small Kindnesses


“It’s easy to miss the real point of our lives even as we’re living them,” writes Arianna Huffington in her book Thrive. “And it is very telling what we don’t hear in eulogies.”

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Only kindness matters in the end.

You never hear, ‘George increased market share by 30 percent,’” Huffington said at a recent event at Soho House in New York City. What you do hear in eulogies, she says, are stories of “small kindnesses.” Interestingly that’s also how to get ahead in the workplace.

why are we so clear of the big picture during eulogies, but not the rest of the time?

The rest of the time we are heads down. Grief makes us pause that. 

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