The Effect of Kindness
The first thing that comes to mind when considering side effects is those caused by taking medicines. But who would have imagined that being kind might have severe impacts? It does, after all! And good ones at that. The force of kindness is strong. A simple act of kindness, such as sending a card, paying for someone else’s parking, or offering up your spot on a packed train, can significantly alter the recipient’s attitude, point of view, or maybe even their actual day.
Genuine kindness is work, and interactions with others must be motivated by love and a strong sense of our interconnectedness. Being kind is showing love, and it is not arbitrary and necessitates openness and, frequently, boldness. We feel happy when we show kindness to other people. Many believe this is happening spiritually because it is the correct thing to do, and we are awakening something profound inside us by doing so. We get a natural high due to increased dopamine levels in the brain on a biological level.
When we are kind, we encourage others to be kind; according to studies, this has a cascading impact. The ripple effect of acts of kindness affects other people’s lives and spreads kindness everywhere, just like how a pebble makes ripples in a pond. A prevalent human feeling is having anxiety, whether it manifests as moderate uneasiness or intense panic. The simplest method to manage worry is to be kind to one another.