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The Value of Treating People Kindly

Although it would be impossible to measure the value of kindness – it’s easy to see of feel the effects of the opposite.

I’m not much of a Karma person, but I do know how I like to be treated – with respect and kindness.  In turn, I do my best to treat others with respect and kindness.   There are many communities on the web where respect and kindness are rare.  Personally, I avoid those places.

While not easily measured – we can be certain of the presence of value.  For example, I find myself to be more productive and less distracted when I’m treating others with respect/kindness and being treated the same.  Productivity and focus equals value.  Imagine the added value an organization or community could have if kindness and respect were the norm – rather than the exception?  I would suggest the financial return would be tremendous in an environment such as this. 

What’s confusing is why so many people refuse to encourage an environment of respect and kindness?  Perhaps it’s ignorance?  Then again, maybe it’s simply a lack of desire.  Once you understand the value in this kind of behavior – you begin to view a rude and disrespectful environment as a type of immature overhead – sucking profits off your bottom line.

3 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. We should try to avoid the places where we cannot have sympathy and kindness.So many people are lacking in this now-a-days due to the advanced technology….

    1. Jenny on December 15th, 2008 at 4:55 am
  2. It is a good habit of treating people kindly and friendly. It makes you feel comfortable and also happy.

    2. Lisapeary on October 22nd, 2008 at 10:58 pm
  3. Agreed, I suspect that there would be a financial return, however it is not something that can easily be measured with statistics and few companies are prepared to take the bold risk of long term benefits over short term gains.

    3. Andrew Reynolds on August 28th, 2008 at 7:50 am

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