An act of Kindness.

I helped a man who was bumping his baby’s pram awkwardly down the stairs at a busy underground railway station yesterday.

As usual, I thought about why I like to do little things like this and came up with these answers:

  • Because I define myself by my goodness and base my value on it.
  • Because I am outwardly focused even in a busy station when I am already half way up the steps and having to go the opposite way to help him.
  • Because I have seen strangers help others down steps before and being impressed by this, the idea was resting in my subconscious waiting for the next opportunity. I was inspired by witnessing the kind actions and sought to become this myself.
  • Because I want to also be such an inspiration to others which I think worked because one lady said quite loudly to her friend that she is glad there are still nice people in the world.
  • Because this is how we shift social norms from inward to outward thinking. To a world where a man with a pram will instantly be helped rather than waiting until he is half way down the stairs before one of the many people rushing past him stops to help.
  1. mim said:

    People are so selfish and self-focused. Your thoughts and ideas are inspirational.

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