7 Reasons Kindness Is A Strength
Kindness empowers you to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
We’ve all heard the saying “don’t mistake my kindness for weakness,” but I’d like to take it a step further and suggest that kindness actually strengthens you and your life in multiple ways.
Here are seven of them:
1: You can build a support system.
It has almost become a badge of honor to say you don’t “need” someone. Of course it’s true that nobody needs someone. Nobody needs to have a friend or a significant other — but it does improve life in multiple ways.
We all find ourselves going through a tough time every now and then. Maybe you’ve lost a job or ended a relationship. Maybe you’ve gotten sick, or maybe you’ve even lost someone you care about. Regardless of how big or small your challenge is, it’s hugely helpful to have people you’re close to in your corner.
This will allow you to borrow strength from them during hard times and more easily find your way back to happiness.
2: It empowers you to help others.
If someone walks around with the presupposition in their head that people are naturally “bad” or “evil” or untrustworthy, how do you think they will approach new acquaintances? There will be an automatic aversion away from kindness, because that person doesn’t deserve it anyway, right?
How can we function and progress as a species if this is how we see each other?
I believe each person is inherently good.
Granted, the goodness is inside of a harder shell sometimes than others, but overall — we all just want to be loved, cared for, and respected.
When we value kindness and care about others, we see new opportunities to contribute to individuals and society as a whole. We seek out ways to provide value, donate our time or money, or provide resources to those who need it most.