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  • Héctor A. Venegas

Human kindness

I haven’t posted an article in a while…

So many things were happening around me. Good and bad things.

Our 2020 world still is upside down and life is everything else but normal.

Those who claimed to have adapted the “new normal” along the past few month, start realizing that it wasn’t normal in the end and we still miss some things we have lost along the way.

I don't mean to do a review on this year, as frankly the year 2020 can just go and it’s ok to never look back on it. It has been one hell of a *#%§/)” year.

For those who know me, I am a very positive person and a very emotional guy.

The one thing that the crisis has left me with, is the need to change the way we communicate and act with others.

I just did a moderation of an online discussion round.

It was great to have people discussing with each other and sharing experiences and best-case stories to overcome the impact of the crisis in their specific business fields.

It was amazing to see, that people, who are competitors can actually share their success stories and support or inspire others to do the same.

That was inspiring!

Is there a change in behavior?

Does this example show that people are opening up to a support-mentality?

I don't know, but there are signs all over.

I see people helping their neighbors, who are sick or afraid to get sick, with everyday tasks, such as grocery shopping.

I see people asking, “how are you today?” and actually waiting for the response to dive into a nice conversation.

I even see people slowing down their cars in order to let others turn onto the lane.

There are so many people suffering with anxiety and fear, having lost their economic stability and their normal way of living. There are others, that have lost way more than that. They are the ones needing our help.

It is not done by financial support from the government (which actually a lot of people are needing and still not getting).

It is not enough to go on your balcony and clapping and cheering for the nurses and doctors and cashiers in the supermarket doing an amazing job.

Look around and support the amazing musicians, awesome event managers, clever consultants, event tech superstars, moderating heroes, phenomenal teachers, extraordinary moms and dads, outstanding women and men!!

Be grateful for having survived economically and healthy so far and show kindness to everyone.

Any little gestures will have an impact on everyone.

If you have the strength to show kindness to anyone right now…DO IT!

It will return to you!

Try it! You will see how it works!

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