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Kind Or In-Kind? (part two)

October 24, 2011

Our instinct to react in-kind to an un-kind act of another can potentially spread to our instinct (consciously or subconsciously) to treat all un-kindly, not just the perpetrator.

We might go into the “well if everyone is like that, then I might as well…” mode. The un-kind acts are like a communicable disease. If we succumb to those instincts of reacting in-kind, we not only catch the disease, we spread it.

Maimonides teaches us to consider the world as though it were a scale equally balanced between good and evil. That means we have it in our power with one-act of kindness to tip the scales to the good.

The world that we all wish for can begin now and it begins with you!

 “How wonderful it is, that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

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