50 Ways You Can Be a Kinder Person

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When you think of what you look for in a friend, what’s the first quality that comes to mind? For many people, it’s kindness. While it’s wonderful to have friends who are spontaneous, hilarious, or smart, all those things don’t mean a thing if your friend is someone you can’t rely on. And conversely, you can’t get away with not being kind just because you have those other qualities.

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Why else should you be kind? For some, kindness is a religious or spiritual virtue. Actions are associated with consequences; some people attribute kindness to a universal moral code. But whether or not you believe in karma or some other form of retribution, it’s important to prioritize kindness in life.

Kindness can mean a few different things, depending on who you ask. It can mean acting selflessly, expressing affection and care for others, or simply being a little more thoughtful about your actions and their consequences. It can entail hosting an event to bring people together or raising money for charity. It can mean consoling a friend when you’re needed or giving people space when you’re not.

But there are some attributes of kind people that are relatively universal. These 50 small ways to become a kinder person are a good place to start.