Witnessing Kindness First Hand
How often are you kind to strangers? Have you ever seen a random act of kindness take place? Pay close attention to the world around you because you will likely see a random act of kindness take place when you pay close attention to the words and actions of other people. If you don’t see enough kindness, then maybe you should be the one to step up and be kind to others. Showing kindness to other people is like sharing your heart with other people. It can feel nice to do, and it completely changes the attitudes of other people.
There was recently a survey that was taken by Skout to understand how people feel about random acts of kindness. The results show that our society still really values random acts of kindness. In fact, of the 2,700 people that were surveyed for the project, most of the people were college students, and they still admitted to having done a random act of kindness for a stranger.
The survey had the users rank which acts of kindness were most meaningful. The most meaningful act on the survey results was to pay it forward to a stranger by buying them a cup of coffee or paying for their food when you visit a drive thru line. These simple acts can brighten a person’s day, and it sends messages of positivity to everyone who witnesses the act.
More About Skout
Have you heard of Skout yet? They were founded in 2007 in San Fransisco. The employees of Skout even got involved in the Random Acts Of Kindness Week by donating their time and energy to help facilitate a food drive for a local food bank in the San Fransisco area.
Skout is a great way to make new friends online. It provides us with a safe way to meet people online, and there is no rush to meet people offline, but it is pretty easy to set up if you find someone that you want to meet with offline. The Skout application has a messenger that allows you to talk with a person that you want to converse with for as long as you would like. Some people stay friends on Skout, and other people take their relationships offline. It’s up to you to decide. Check out the original article from Uloop here.