The Importance of Kindness

By Alana Modi

Kindness. They say to throw it around like confetti, but sometimes it’s hard to do so in our judgement filled society. The importance of spreading this crucial message is great. Without a little bit of kindness in our life, we fail to be human. If we dig deeper into human nature, we are able to see that we are a species driven by my feelings and allow this aspect to control our decisions. Without emotions or feelings, we are machines unable to enjoy the days as they go by. Kindness is one of these many emotions that drives us and makes sure we are happy in our life, causing us to feel good about ourselves. The question that is laid on the table, though, is how are we expected to be kind to others if all we receive at times is hate? This is definitely a hard reality that many face, and it can cause people unhappiness.

The lack of kindness in our society, especially on social media platforms, is why community service is so widely encouraged. Just small acts of kindness can change the way people view their life and can cause such a big impact on their life. People are always forced to help out in their communities and doing so with a good heart can spread a positive message to so many, which will end in a ripple effect throughout the society. Especially during these times, more acts of kindness should be sent around to create a stronger and more united community that is filled with happiness. 

              There are many ways to make someone’s day, and many require less than a second of your time. One way to impact someone is by giving them a compliment or holding the door for them as they head into the building. Just this one act will stop a negative butterfly effect to take place, and will instead be replaced with a positive one. 

If you would like to help spread the message of kindness, consider joining the EG Kindness Project which helps promote this message in our community and to all the people outside it. They are a group that focuses on inclusion. No idea from its members is ever shut down and instead is  incorporated into numerous awareness projects and more. It is a way to build friendships and create a future full of positivity.

              Together we have the power to do anything, and making sure we are kind to one another is the first step to success. This success is not far and working together and never putting each other down is a very crucial part of the journey. With the power of kindness, we can do anything.

Alana Modi

Alana is a freshman, graduating in 2024. Her favorite book is Out of My Mind, and she likes writing about people’s personal ideas and opinions on things and interviewing them to get their scoop on various topics. Alana believes it is important to see other perspectives and grow from other's ideas and experiences.

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