Jessie Sholl

How to Build Empathy and Compassion in Your Community

By June 29, 2022

This was reprinted with permission from Experience Life magazine.   There’s a big difference between cursory cordiality and true benevolence. Our experts make the case for spreading deep kindness in your community. Probably 10 out of 10 people would say they’re kind,” Houston Kraft writes in his book Deep Kindness, “but I think they’re actually saying they’re nice.” Kraft goes on to explain that kindness — particularly “deep kindness,” a term he coined — is very different from simply being nice. “Niceness has to do with your reputation and how people see you, and that can be adaptable for different circumstances,”…

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