The kindness of being specific

A hero on a pedestal, that is what I did with him. Thinking of him in generalisations of "oh he's awesome". When I realised he was just a man he fell hard in my estimation.

I was unkind by putting him on that pedestal. Sometimes a kindness we can do for people is to take them off those pedestals.

This is the kindness that makes that possible: Actively notice what it is that people do for you. Notice what you appreciate about them.

Then share that. This specificity is kinder.

Subscribe to Danie Roux

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.