In a survey carried out with Society’s gentlemen in their 80’s and 90’s; they were asked what they regretted most in their lives…
Not one of the gentlemen said “I wish I’d spent more time in the office!”
It’s been 42 years since the best-selling New York Times short story author, George Saunders was at school.
This year he returned, delivering the convocation speech of Syracuse University 2013 and stated that failures of kindness, was the biggest regret of his life.
“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded … sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.
“Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope:
Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth?
Those who were kindest to you, I bet.”
Now, the million-dollarquestion as George Saunders said it:
“What’s our problem? Why aren’t we kinder?”
Yep… over to you now to ponder that one.
Read George Saunder’s entire speech here >>> http://nyti.ms/14jR3XW
The need for kindness and all the things working against our actually achieving it, the risk in focusing too much on “success,”
the trouble with swimming in a river full of monkey feces.
Now ponder that? Or NOT!!!
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