The Art of Unqualified Kindness

The Art of Unqualified Kindness

The other day, I finished reading Derren Brown’s Confessions of a Conjurer. It’s one of those love-it-or-hate-it books, which I’m drawn to because I figure a work that polarizes people is probably unique, and therefore, worth reading. In it, Derren says that “the single most valuable human trait, the one quality every schoolchild and adult should be taught to nurture, is, quite simply, kindness.”

I find myself thinking about kindness a lot, partly because I’m fascinated by why people do the things they do. But I’m also trying to learn how to be a better person, and I’ve come to the conclusion that being kind is far and away better than being unkind.

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