Kindness is a generous and friendly attitude towards others. We can show it in numerous ways like charity and assistance. Like people say, kindness is the only language the deaf understand and the brightest light the blind can see. No matter our situation or beliefs, there must have been a time when we have felt this emotion or gesture from others.
The humans we are today was affected by the world around us. In Angie Thomas's 2017 young adult novel titled ''The Hate You Give'' which shows a world transpired from hate. It pitches a general societal implication. The hateful atmosphere gave way for damaging results like racial clashes among friends, violence and death. Hateful places cannot be fertilized to grow peace of which kindness is the seed. We always put kindness in circulation because it is the currency that comes back to us one way or the other. Most principled people show kindness due to their understanding of its honest truth. You reap what you sow on earth, kindness for kindness and hate for hate.
Firstly, we must have good intentions for others. Kindness is sharing of love and we must learn what love is from others before we preach it to our fellow men despite creed or race, and through this, it comes back to us. If we don't begin this cycle how can it benefit us?
Thirty things to do before you are thirty is a book by Ayotunde Okunowo. In principle eleven the book entails the story of a man who drove his jeep through a lonely route and came across an accident scene. The local farmers in the vicinity rescued the victims from the car crash and were trying to solicit car rides to convey the victims to the nearest hospital. This man blamed the bus driver for been careless and went his way only to be called hours later that his wife was one of the victims and had died that day along that route due to shortage of transportation.
As aforementioned, kindness is natural and we all have our parts to play. The farmers did theirs, it got to his turn but he decided to shield his heart and paid dearly for it. No matter our societal status, we are always in a situation to help someone else.
Sometime ago, we had a guest from London. He told us of his experience on a rainy day back from a wedding. His car developed a fault and he was trying to resuscitate it. Numerous cars passed by without stopping until an aged white man came along holding an umbrella above him. He was already dripping wet and he thought that was not what he really needed. The man suggested coffee with him at the nearest cafe. Cold and all he agreed. Some seconds later after they left that place, another car sped uncontrollably toward his parked car and smashed into it. No doubt, if he still stood by without help, his story will not exist. Further, the man told him that ''when all you have is nothing, it is more than enough to go around!''
He was no mechanic, just his kind gesture changed the story for the best. This is proof that anyone can choose to be kind or ignore helping others. And we cannot just be the only family he told, imagine if he tells an American, a Ugandan, a Japanese or a Briton, this is how kindness permeates throughout the world.
An improved society of kindness should be one of the things we leave for posterity. No matter how hardened hearts have infected our society the ray of love and kindness is the only weapon that can hunt them down. There was once a video on social media that showed how some kindergartners start their day by picking a form of affection to show to a particular classmate. They either choose a hug, high five or fist bump with joy on their faces, for them that moment is the highlight of the entire day.
Culture is not dead. We must use it to inculcate amity and charitable values among our kids, severing hateful tendencies, loss and depression and foster peaceful accords among our children, who should become youth, leaders and the future of a kind and peaceful world. Therefore, let us endear to make kindness as natural as we can.