I am so ripped I just realized that TODAY Saturday, November 13th is World Kindness Day 2021. I am thinking back on how I was kind today. I did a lot of extra work around the house and being kind to Karen earns big dividends, although I am a pretty good partner as far as doing what I can.
I suppose I was kind to the three people that came by to give us painting and drywall estimates. I mean I listened to their respective pitches, nodded at the proper intervals, and used “uh-huh” and “yepper” at strategic insertions in our conversation which could not end soon enough for my liking.
But at least I showed no outward signs of feeling like I wanted to stick little shrimp forks into my eyes which was my first reaction.
I like the concept of having a day where everyone on the planet fills their day with kindness. To themselves and each other.
Does this mean that our lives are so busy and filled minute-by-minute with so many other things that have nothing to do with kindness that we designate a special day to throw off the yoke of assholism (I just invented this word) and actually smile, be polite, and (dare I say it?) kind?
While this might seem like a novel way of changing man’s usual fucked-up behaviour, it just serves as a pathetic paean to our Lost Civilization.
As for myself, being an old stoner, I think every day should be World Kindness Day. It doesn’t take any effort at all to smile, and don’t start hitting me up with a bunch of bullshit statistics which show the harmful effects of simple kindness or the hundreds of facial muscles you have to move to smile.
Kindness is not the exclusive domain of our species.
As a lifelong animal lover and proponent for animal rights, I see kindness in so many incarnations in dogs and cats certainly, but like many American Indian tribes, I feel they possess kind souls that flourish and are every bit as important residents of this planet as we are.
Some people will say I am full of shite and those people would be right.
But not about this one thing.
Why not be kind?
Are you so much of a mutton-head that you do not see the benefit of a kind, caring world? I sure hope those of you with children aren’t teaching your kids to be mean.
Nothing worse than a mean little kid.
First of all, they don’t belong to you so they can (and do) tell you to fuck off. You can’t hit them either which sucks. If any of today’s children would receive just one of the ass-whippings I got as a child, the parents would still be doing time. But I bet the kid acted better when their parents got out of prison.
If you missed out on World Kindness Day, it’s never too late.
Be kind tomorrow.