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Weaponizing Kindness

Let’s imagine this as a relentlessly aggressive application of kindness. Not kindness when you are well rested and feeling good, but rather kindness dispensed when you least feel like it.

Kindness aimed at specific targets mind you, for maximum effect. But instead of causing damage, we are seeking to elevate and change our environment. Because dispensing kindness relentlessly in public will most definitely have an effect. Humans are hard-wired to take notice of such things, so rest assured everyone witnessing the act will take note.

It might not immediately change their behavior, but you will have planted a seed in their brain that won’t go away; they cannot un-see what you have done.

Mimicry is also hard-wired into our brains, especially if one is watching a behavior that results in good things happening to the person exhibiting a particular trait. And, contrary to what you might think, kindness most definitely has it’s benefits, not the least of which is that it raises your status in the eyes of others.

Acting with kindness shows that you have broken from the narcissistic selfishness of the pack, and selflessly reached out to someone in a weaker position, thus elevating your status. It takes some confidence to pull this off, but the good news is that it’s not hard to do.

So aggressively shoot your kindness like a bullet wherever appropriate. Then watch what happens, not just to others, but also to yourself.