I'm not sure that anyone taught me, I just figured out, being kind is a lot better than being an asshole...
It's remarkable how many people haven't figured that out, though.
It is, for sure..
My parents are the ones that taught me to be kind.
I use to watch my dad talk to people for an hour never knowing who they were but you would have thought they known each other for years. His reason was they looked like they needed a friend.
No matter what my mama faced she did it with class and never met a stranger.
They both taught me to be kind because you never know what someone is secretly battling.
I learned it by being surrounded by the meanness of others when I was growing up. I think some adults just helped me through example, discover who I was and how I didn't want to be. I'm even finding some are continuing to help me even now
Yeah...that's another way of finding out...through bad example...
Not sure who, it was just the way our family was. Definitely not animals.
It doesn't matter who you learn as long as you learn. That I recognized it from animals more than humans is a failing of humans but a victory for animals.
I learned the foundation at home. The rest, good or bad, is on me.
Are you begging to be blocked? While animals can be cruel it's instinctive...sh9683...whereas with humans it's deliberate.
C'mon? Serial murderers. Rapists.
You're right about the animals...
I am just talking about the animals I grew up with.
I feel like I self taught myself. For years my mom told me what the right things to do were, and so did preachers, but I never truely understood it until I entered the real world and made someone cry and expirienced terrible remorse on my own.
Actually there's a chemical called oxytocin that is said to be the mortality molecule.
I think I've got some of that on my shelf... So...I'm intrigued. What do you mean?
I clicked on the link... Trust? Empathy?
Did you watch the video? It explains the whole thing.
Kindness is the result of empathy.
Okay then... I clicked on the vid...but I guess I have to listen to it... I thought I could read it...:)
But, more to the point...how do you know about all this?
I came across an article a few years ago and found the video on google. I'm sure if you google it there's more info available
Interesting. Thank you.
That guy...he talks a bit like I do...freaky...
I was reading a magazine where they interviewed John Wayne. One question was "What are your personal rules for living?" One of them was "Don't offend people unintentionally." That mystified me, since people took offense at me without regard to my intentions. But he went on to explain: "I think I have developed good enough taste that I don't go around offending people." So good taste was the secret! I got a job at a movie theater so I could watch movies for free, and I watched them all. This was in the 1950s, the era of good taste in stars.
As for kindness, I figured that out on my own by refusing to act like the people who were supposed to teach me something. I am past three score and ten and still trying to learn how to pretend to be a normal person.
Not sure, genetics maybe
It was a natural for me.
My mother, aunts, and elementary school teachers. Domesticated animals definitely have a loving, playful way about them ;)