The Importance Of Kindness

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Be kind by helping others is not only good for ourselves and a good thing to do, it also makes us happier and healthier too. Giving connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helping to build a happier society for everyone. But it is not all about money, we can give our time, ideas, energy, thought, attention, a simple smile, a kind word and a thoughtful gesture. It can be done anywhere, at school, at home or in the community. Scientific studies show that helping others increases happiness as it enhances the sense of life satisfaction, the feeling of competence, improves our mood and reduces stress. Giving to others help us connect with people and meets our needs to relate to others. Kindness can be contagious. When we see someone being helpful or thoughtful, we ourselves become kinder to help others. Our kindness will inspire others to do so. This becomes the cycle and spread this kindness throughout the community. In addition, due to the good feeling from being kind, we will likely to continue to help others, this forms a positive feedback loop of generosity and happiness.
Kind people are more likely to be liked and they will build better social connections and social networks, which brings about increased feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Also, in medical terms, after helping others, we will develop the euphoric feeling, follows by long period of calm. This is the result of endorphins being released into our body which activate the parts of our brains that are associated with trust, pleasure, and social connection, which leads to a long period of sense of emotional wellbeing and increases the sense of self-worth, then reduces stress and improves the health of the helper.
This helping others program let the lea...

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...appreciate or acknowledge the event and give it meaning. This is very powerful as life is a journey that is made up of these events. Unfortunately most of us are too busy or not mindful enough to be aware of them.
The program can be implemented for camp, seminar, conference, workshop or incorporate into existing curriculum in classroom, either in parts or entire program.
Through my past experience, I myself have changed to become happier after learning most of these skills at the spiritual center. In addition, in the course of my teaching, people have developed more positive outlook of life. Nevertheless, I have never delivered it as according to above mentioned. I assume it can be done, however, the results will require further study. I plan to propose this program to the non-profit organization for upcoming summer camp for young adults in Jakarta.
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