November 09, 2004
a good deed
Damn if I didn't get some serious warming in the cocklear regions of my heart when I read this post. I don't want to make too big a deal over a simple act of kindness and thoughtfulness, but people, THAT IS THE GLUE THAT BINDS US!
We have 'way too much "hooray for me and fuck you" philosophy in this country. That crap makes us distrustful and suspicious and it builds walls between people. It's a sad state of affairs, and I believe that you sacrifice a great deal of your humanity if you chose to live that way. I don't believe that it's a natural way to be, either. It stifles the best impulses we have. If your idea of success is screwing somebody in a business deal to make money, you've got some fucked-up priorities.
Trust me. A random act of kindness, performed simply because you wanted to do it, rewards both you and the recipient many times over. That feeling is better than money.
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