Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Kindness


Kindness has neither a head nor a tail.  Kindness stands alone.  An act of generosity performed as atonement for some previous transgression is not kindness.  Offering help for the favor of help returned barely rises above bribery.
Have I been kind?
Thinking about this, I realize that I have, at times, been profoundly kind to animals.
My kindness toward fellow humans, on the other hand, has been rare.  In those interactions I am often expecting something in return.  So far as atonement—nearly everything I do swims in that direction.  

--Mitchell Hegman

2 comments:

  1. I agree! Kindness is like love. Kindness, like love, is not kindness if given with an ulterior motive or in anticipation of gain or any form of reciprocation.

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