The Internet has offered us many facile ways of expressing approval (like, favorite, share) but few ways of being kind. It might be that the greatest act of kindness on the Internet is to be quiet. Not to be forever silent, but at least listen and learn before expressing outrage or anger, and to realize that kindness will not always take the form of approval.
A beautiful meditation on kindness by Casey N. Cep.
As I’ve written before, it’s more important to understand than to be right – and we often forget that, online and off.
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