When I say hello to the people who live in my apartment building, they often act like I don’t exist. Hiring managers I have interviewed with for a job ignore my emails, and my own dear friends and family don’t even bother to RSVP to events I’m planning.
It’s not just my personal world that feels crueler. In the world at large, there is plenty of rudeness. One of the unfortunate benefits of social media is that it allows people to say things to each other that they would never say face to face, so celebrities and regular citizens alike are going on rants and are either ignored or, worse, praised.
While I can’t prove that the world is a meaner place, I can do my best to combat the crudeness. How? In the words of my wise mother, by “killing them with kindness.” I’m trying to be a kinder and caring person, and I encourage you to do the same. Here are 10 little things that will make the world a brighter and friendlier place. Because why not go ahead and make someone’s day?
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