After Windy34 may have viewed a brief video clip on the topic of a kindness ‘boomerang’, the theme of which was we reap what we sow when we sow the seeds of kindness,
Windy informed us of his belief that when we sow, we don’t necessarily reap.
He wrote these words: “Reaping what you sow is not a for sure science. [sic
] You might reap what you sow, and then again you might not.”
I found interesting this rather brief column from Ode Online
which, in a sense, disagrees. It cites three research studies and summarizes their findings:odewire.com/176916/the-helper%E2%80%99s ... ml#respond
The article points out that giving, and
sowing seeds of kindness is
actually in our real self-interest.
The author reports that the studies show that we can receive a kind of high, and also improved health effects from being kind to someone - even to a stranger:, someone we don't know. In that way we do 'reap' what we have sown.
Later on, Windy34 says: “Why would anyone want to be nice to someone who did not treat him good or did him absolutely no good? No one in society is nice to someone who treats him bad.” He is not aware that some individualss have often been nice to those who treat us badly because (– in some cases, learning from the new system of Ethics, described in the writings of Dr. M. C. Katz –) they have resolved to be 'a good person who wants a good character
'; they have dedicated themselves to this self-image and who, as a result, treat people nice. They want to generate added value in each situation in which they find themselves.
As I have pointed out in the thread entitled The Beautiful Simplicity of Ethical Concepts: - onlinephilosophyclub.com/forums/viewtop ... amp;t=6059
ne of the ethical principles in the Unified Theory of Ethics is to honor others [more formally stated: to Intrinsically value them], and hence to treat them decently.
Is Dr. Linden wrong when he argues that kindness is really beneficial for the giver
The video which Windy34 may have taken a look at is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HKxXR22vn0What are your thoughts about this?