“Have fun, learn lots, work hard, be kind.”
If you’re not…
- kind to others
- spending time with people who are kind to you
- doing work, reading stuff, making choices that will make you more kind, not less
… then really, what’s the point?
Kind doesn’t mean…
… weak, or passive, or bland. It doesn’t mean lazy, or soppy, or aimless.
Being kind is a choice, is often hard to do**, and will probably cost you. It might get you into a fight, but one you’ll be glad you showed up for.
…and we’ll die, and stuff of all kinds happens in the middle.
The stuff of kindness is what counts most at either end – and in fact, all the way through.
This post is for Peter – thanks for the reminder
** It’s usually hardest when it’s most important