How A Simple Act Of Kindness Made Him The World’s Best Salesman
In this day and age, when we’re all too busy to take a minute for ourselves, it can be easy to forget the importance of kindness in our daily lives. Kindness is not just an afterthought — it has been scientifically proven that being kind makes us happier!
In fact, according to studies from Yale University and UC Berkeley, “kind people are more likely than their less-kind counterparts to experience positive emotions like happiness.”
Kindness is a quality that can be expressed from either perspective. The people who are being kind, as well as the people they are being kind to.
Why do we need kindness?
Social media encourages people to get attention by posting pictures or videos of themselves. It gets them attention, but it’s manufactured attention. You can’t really tell if someone is being real.
Comedian Louis C.K., in a July Saturday Night Live monologue, told of a party he went to where everyone took pictures making faces and posting them with the caption “Having a great time!”
He said his daughter showed him a picture of a girl who had been crying at the party. “She’s like, ‘This is so sad, my friends are all going to think I’m having a great time,’” Louis C.K. said.
It may be that social media is a double-edged sword. Some individuals use social media as a way to connect with others and develop relationships. Yet, most spend a lot of time just getting attention from others, more likes, and more comments.
In many cases it happens that people become addicted to certain aspects of social media such as chats, replying to messages, sharing information, etc., which can be derived from their addiction to “shallow” interactions.
The more time spent in developing shallow interactions over deeper ones becomes problematic eventually, leading to a risk of neglecting and appreciating family relationships or friendships.
Researchers have found that people who preferred shallow interactions on social media were more likely to exhibit narcissism. In fact, for some people, it becomes the only way…