For Your Reflection 46

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An inspirational piece by Albert Schweitzer on 'Kindness'

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For Your Reflection 46

  1. 1. What Kindness Can Accomplish Those who vow to do good should not expect people to clear the stones from their path on this account. They must expect the contrary; that others will roll great boulders around them. Such obstacles can be overcome by the kind of strength gained in the very struggle. Those who merely resent obstacles will waste whatever force they have. Three kinds of progress are significant for culture: progress in knowledge and technology; progress in the socialization of man; progress in spirituality. The last is the most important. Just as the wave cannot exist by itself, but must always participate in the swell of the ocean, so we can always experience our lives by ourselves, but must always share the experiencing of life that takes place around us. Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. ~By Albert Schweitzer

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