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Be 10% Kinder


British author Aldous Huxley, most famous for his dystopian novel Brave New World, spent his life digging into the world’s problems and through that experience inevitably became quite a spiritual man. It seems to be more common than not that people find the life’s greatest lessons in the midst of difficult experiences. Late in his life during one of Aldous Huxley’s final public speeches he said something illuminating, “It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.”

What would life be like if we each practiced being 10% kinder each day?

10% kinder to ourselves.

10% kinder to one another.

2 thoughts on “Be 10% Kinder

  • May 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    This is really helpful for entrepreneurs who constantly have to balance creativity with finance with fundraising with innovation and hard work:all for zero recognition…but loads of skepticism from everyone especially your own family. It can be easy to get cranky,

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  • May 31, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Elisha’s article truly resonates with me. I’m several months into my recovery work from both major depression and a serious eating disorder. A core element of this work for has been learning to develop and enjoy a daily routine of practicing acts of love, compassion and kindness towards myself, most especially when that self-critical, unforgiving, harsh voice tells me “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t deserve recovery” or “I’m a burden to others.”

    I accept and embrace Elisha’s challenge to each of us to see what tomorrow’s world might be like if we each contribute to being 10% kinder each day.

    Thank you, Elisha!

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