When we think about things we can do to make the world a better place, there are a limitless amount of things we can do to make a difference. A warm hello to a stranger, giving money to those in need, allowing cars to merge onto traffic, posting a positive note… these are all random acts of kindness. As we tap into our humanness more, I think small acts of kindness can go a long way in making the world a better place for everyone to live in. Think back to a time when someone did something unexpected for you and it brightened up your day. Small acts of kindness can help foster a society of better and happy people. I believe that if more people performed a small act of kindness it can cause a ripple effect the person who received an act of kindness will be a nice person for the rest of the day and they will treat people around them with more kindness than usual.
These random acts of kindness can have tremendous affect on all those who come in contact with both the act and the players. As your take a look at the video on top you can see how much a small random act of kindness can create a larger movement in making a big change. The video might have been a little exaggerated, but I really do think that it these small acts can lead to bigger change in our culture and society. These random acts of kindness are not just one small act, but “every act creates a ripple with no logical end” (Scott Adams). The acts of kindness are something that is essential to the well being of our individual selves as well as the overall society. The more of these small acts we perform the more it can liberate a culture of self-obsession, selfishness, and isolation and fostering a more open and loving nature.
On campus DoRAK (Do Random Acts of Kindness), I always appreciated in the past when they had buckets of extra umbrellas when it rained. During the last week of classes they would leave a few dozen of munchkins in classrooms. All these has made me feel better and made me a happier person overall that day. I believe that these random acts of kindness can be the one way to transform the world into a better place, where individuals treat each other fairly and see the good in everyone.
I recently came across this video on my Facebook and it made me question, if it really works in our society where representation of individuals and/or groups play a significant role in the way we behave? Take a look at the video and let me know what you think?