Kindness is as common as dirt.
A lot of people I know say that most people are too egoistical, self-centered, and unkind. Yesterday, someone very close to me was talking about how John Lennon had such simple ideas of a good world, but because people are also egoistical, it just never works out.
This morning I walked into my Whole Foods to buy some Salmon for breakfast. I chatted up the fishmonger and he told me about how he visited Iceland and saw that all they do is fuck and fish; and that their farms for fish are very clean and sustainable.
Then I just said hi to one of the guys stocking the shelves and he seemed really warmed, and it was clear that people rarely say hi to the guy stocking the shelves. He told me to have a nice day and I told him it’s a beautiful one, and that I’ve been up since sunrise and laying in the grass at a park. I asked him when he finishes his shift so that he can go out enjoy it, and he told me “12”. I told him about how good the sun has made me feel today and suggested he take a walk if he really wants to take advantage of it, and he told me “that’s funny because I’m actually going to have a picnic with my girlfriend”. I wish I asked him his name! I think his name tag said John.
It was similar with the woman at check out.
People aren’t unkind. People are amazing. More amazing than f**ing dogs, which people spend a half hour petting, but they can’t take three minutes to say hi to a human being stocking the shelves or ringing them up. Everyone has a story, most of us just don’t care to ask.
When people say that the world is shit, what they’re really saying is that THEIR world is shit. The world is f**ing awesome.
When we make our world good, the rest of the world is good, too. The world and the people we perceive are a reflection of our inner state, and nothing more.
Want to test this? Watch the sunrise and lay in the sun for four hours and come tell me about how “shitty” the world is.