It really surprises me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters. Even if the world is a cold, harsh unforgiving place, you don’t have to be those things. Being kind comes from the heart. It’s not about instant gratification, but more of a low-risk investment that appreciates over time.

Being kind means accepting people for who they are because we’re all part of the same ocean — just like raindrops that are seemingly separate from one another, but all made of the same water. And whether you believe it or not, we are all connected no matter how different you think the next person might be. We all want a comfortable life for our family and friends. A “good life” is a universal goal.

While it certainly seems like the unkind, walk-all-over-you sort of people are rewarded time and again — an important question you need to ask yourself is; what type of person do you want to be?

My grandfather once told me that the worst thing you could do in life is be responsible for someone else’s tears. So it never made sense to me that someone would make a conscious decision to be a jerk. That’s not the type of person I want to be. For me, the concept is simple… Kindness is ultimately about compassion and recognizing that all of us are going through life to the best of our ability, in our own particular way, no matter who we are.

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But it doesn’t end there — one of the coolest things about being kind is the way it affects your heart. Studies show that the heart creates an electromagnetic field that expands up to five feet from the body. Its electrical field is 60 times stronger in amplitude than that of the brain. When people cultivate positive feelings, the heart’s frequency changes and its waves become smoother and more consistent, while anxiety or stress caused waves to be shorter and less organized.

What’s more is that this frequency can even “entrain” hearts and brains nearby. It’s especially likely that the heart with smoothest, most coherent frequency will be the heart that other people sync up with. So if you’re cultivating kindness, it’s probable that you’re changing the feeling state of those around you for the better too.

Basically, even when we aren’t aware of it, we’re affecting each other in ways we may have never considered possible. This is why we need to use our ability and our choice to be kind — unconditionally and without ulterior motive — even when we’d prefer not to be. Be an infectious light of kindness, positivity, joy and compassion. Celebrate the little things and inspire others to do the same. It may be incredibly small, but a small positive change is a change for the better.

With reference to above mentioned “studies”. Source: Power of the Heart’s Electromagnetic Field


  • Charlene Badasie

    Freelance Journalist. Copywriter. Copy Editor

    Charlene is an advocate of individuality and a firm believer in pancakes for dinner. Her biggest passions are writing and music, with bylines at Glamour, GQ, HuffPost, Fortress of Solitude and Backstage with Jon Bon Jovi. She loves movies, reading and is a closet comic book superhero geek. As an avid Harry Styles enthusiast, she spends far too much time watching his music videos online.