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George Saunders on Kindness

George Saunders on Kindness

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, April 26, 2019/Categories: Uncategorized

Compassion is a trait everyone should try to practice. Whether it is trying to be kind towards someone unpleasant or being mindful for a natural world around you, it takes time, can be difficult, and improves with practice.

The author George Saunders offered a commencement speech on the importance of kindness. His words to college grads should resonate for anyone. Here is an animated portion from that speech:



For those interested, here is the full presentation. It has circulated widely and is now published as a book.

George Saunders Convocation address for Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences

The Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, has often said: "my religion is kindness" and he should know something about that subject. George Saunders has provided his own wise words and it seems people are also listening.

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