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How Kindness Spreads in a Community

Kindness Is Contagious

Kindness Is Contagious

Observing the psychological aspects of kindness, witnessing a kind act makes one feel a ‘warm glow’ in our hearts, something which researchers call moral elevation.

When people watch other people being generous and kind, it inspires and motivates them to want to do good.

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Be Kind to Strangers

Kindness towards an individual goes a long way.

You can help strangers on the street, help the old lady cross the busy road, or give your seat in the Subway to a needy person.

Be Kind to the environment

Kindness towards the environment can be done in simple ways:

  • Reducing or eliminating your meat intake
  • Using solar energy for every day tasks rather than appliances
  • Carpooling
  • Saving water.
Be Kind to Humanity

Do not gossip or spread slander. Negative information coming from you, no matter how securely or secretly, has a way to ruin your relations and career.

Understanding morality

Psychologists do not understand human moral behavior, because it seldom makes any logical sense.

Using moral philosophy and psychology, biology, economics, mathematics, and computer science, ...

Our default mode

Through a series of experiments, it was discovered that despite the temptation to be selfish, most people show selflessness.

This is particularly true when subjects were forced to make their decision under time pressure; people are prone to cooperation when they rely more on intuition.

Creating quantitative models

Most of the psychological theories are verbal, but words can be imprecise. If "cooperation is intuitive", it needs to state when. And what does "intuitive" mean?

In order to solve this, computer simulations of society were developed.

Remember That Good Action

Acts of kindness have been proven to make us happier, lower our blood pressure, and promote stronger social connections.
While people do feel good by doing acts of kindness, new research ...