Extend to everyone you meet all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. ~Og Mandino
Adam Rifkin stashed this in #kindness
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again. ~Og Mandino
Always treat people who spew crap like, " Nope. Some people don't deserve shite.", as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Laugh at them and jeer. Celebrate their impending demise as if it were a celebratory event, worthy of merriment and disdain.
Nope. Some people don't deserve shite.
Give people more than they deserve, and the world will be a better place.
So, for people who deserve to be shot in the face (actually deserve to be shot in the face , not like our young heroine: http://pandawhale.com/convo/9102/malala-yousafzai-gets-shot-in-the-face-for-wanting-an-education-wakes-from-coma-gets-right-back-to-reading ) giving them shite is better than they deserve and more than they expect.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
I take Cloud Atlas to mean that we should choose kindness.
It may be true that some people seem like they don't "deserve" much. But is it really possible for us to determine what people deserve and what they don't? Could that be more an issue of perspective than absolute reality (a mother thinks her child deserves much while that person's boss thinks he doesn't)? In the end, I believe that treating others with kindness, care and compassion is about who we are and not who the other person is. It's about us being the kind of person we want to be. We benefit from it regardless of circumstance...and many others will too. When we act as judge and jury of others to determine how to dole out our kindness, I think we are the ones who ultimately lose out.
That is a very good point, Rich.