Opportunity for a Kindness

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness–Seneca.

Many people follow Vitaliy Katsenelsen for his insights into value investing. He calls himself a “student of life.” He reflects this in his latest book Soul in the Game: The Art of a Meaningful Life. Katsenelsen was born in Soviet Russia and is a Jew. He emigrated to the US, has a masters degree in finance and runs a financial investing firm. This wealth of experience infuses the book.

He describes meeting with an economist/writer on a trip. “The second thing I learned from John: Be kind to everyone, all the time.” They walked into a bar to continue their conversation. John greeted every person in his path. He devoted his full attention on the server he chatted with as they sat.

How do you treat your servers or baristas? How do you treat everyone in your path?

Sometimes I think our politicians are still junior high kids. What if they all began to treat people with kindness?

What if, today, I treated everyone I meet with kindness?

Be kind.

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