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OfflineCleverName
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Strength of kindness
    #2387609 - 02/28/04 11:32 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

hey all, im back again and hailing from japan with a new job.  i went in for my last interview and was denied the job i applied for, which was animation director.  the man interviewing me was very rude (i think he had a predjudice against america(ans)) but his boss, THE boss was there, and saw that i acted respectfully still, and kept a cool head and still showed kindness...so, a few days later he called me directly and i got a job as a writer, its not the job i applied for, but its a great start..so it got me thinking about kindness... :grin:

What is one of the surest signs of strength? It is kindness. It shows real confidence and self assurance to be kind. Kindness comes from strength. And kindness spreads that strength to others. Kindness says things that words alone could never convey.
Actions taken in kindness produce more powerful results, more quickly than would otherwise be the case. The genuine strength that kindness carries is difficult to deny. If you are tempted to be unkind, remember that by taking such an approach you are choosing an uphill battle. All that extra effort to avoid kindness will ultimately gain you nothing.

Choose instead to act with true kindness. And add the undeniable, positive power of kindness to your every effort.


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: CleverName]
    #2387632 - 02/28/04 11:38 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I agree with you. Be kind in the face of adversity. Someone may remember you, even if they were the ones being assholes and didn't deserve the kindness.

Kindness keeps you above the fray, and keeps your pride intact. Yes, it kills the battle before it starts.

I hate when I react negatively to someone else being unkind. I really have been thinking about Ped's words, about things provoking us. I have been provoked a few times in the past few weeks. I've stayed above the fray for the most part, but during the times I acted in kind, I didn't feel good about myself.

Something else I did once, when someone was being extremely unkind, and all I could do, it seems, was to obsess over the unkindness, was to pray for that person. How can you hate someone when you are praying for their success and well-being?

(Welcome back, CleverName)


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    #2387675 - 02/29/04 12:00 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: Atomisk]
    #2388255 - 02/29/04 06:18 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

On her deathbed my gramma told me to always be kind.

(i was raised with real purist good hearted morals and virtues and stuff ... and not contaminated by north american culture)

Anyways, i always am, and that was a great quote about kindness. Im young, and am very kindhearted, gentle, and happy - probably weirdly so. I dont have a temper or get upset really, i never hurt people, and i never violate anyones rights or property, i dont say bad things, and i dont do bad things - and people just dont get it.


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: PDU]
    #2388316 - 02/29/04 07:23 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Get what?


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: CleverName]
    #2388358 - 02/29/04 08:45 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Beautiful.




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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: CleverName]
    #2388702 - 02/29/04 01:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Congratulations on your new job!

Kindness is one of my hobbies. Nobody ever says on one's deathbed, "The one thing I regret is not being more of a prick."


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: castaway]
    #2388901 - 02/29/04 02:46 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

castaway said:
Get what?




Kids - they dont understand the motives or intentions behind kindness.


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: Frog]
    #2388919 - 02/29/04 02:57 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Last year a neighbor kindly took in a homeless man and was robbed and murdered.


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: Swami]
    #2388927 - 02/29/04 03:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Ah.. the fine line between kindness and stupidity..


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: CleverName]
    #2388934 - 02/29/04 03:02 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

At the end of the auditions on the most recent American Idol they saved one of the dorkiest singers for last. This small guy from Hong Kong named William Hung came out, an engineering student. He tried to sing some cheesy Ricky Martin song, and tried doing an awkward little dance with it. The whole time he kept a smile on his face and at the end the evil judge gave his usual caustic criticism but William kept a smile on his face and said "I already gave my best. I have no regrets at all." He stuck out on the show, but it wasn't so much for being fun to laugh at so much as being like a shining point of warmth and decency in what was otherwise a sea of fame-hungry drama queens.
Now William has a lot of websites dedicated to him and more than half aren't there to laugh at him but to celebrate him. There's all these nice letters he's gotten, and even a bunch of marriage proposals as I understand it.
So that's just a recent example of the same sort of thing I think you're talking about.


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OfflineCleverName
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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: Swami]
    #2389200 - 02/29/04 08:23 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

well, i guess you win some and you lose some


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Re: Strength of kindness [Re: CleverName]
    #2389539 - 02/29/04 10:58 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

CleverName said:
well, i guess you win some and you lose some




Yep, sometimes you never know what's gonna happen. Takes a lot of strength to do what's right when you know it might have negative consequences for you. (Damn, that sure is a common theme on a lot of threads right now.)


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