The Advance-Titan

Letter to the Editor

Morgan Endries

Dear Editor,

Our society today is always in a rush that people do not take the time to help, or do little things for each other like they did years ago. How simple it is to hold a door for someone, acknowledge them with a friendly “hello,” or help someone in need? Often these small acts of kindness take no cost, but the effort on your part can make a huge difference in someone’s day.

In today’s world, we are losing our social interactions due to our usage of digital devices. We have forgotten what it is like to start a conversation with a stranger next to us because we avoid the awkwardness by hiding behind a screen.

By becoming less social, we lose our genuine kindness of heart by observing the people around us whom might need a helping hand or a kind word. We are glued to our expensive electronic devices, however, paying someone a compliment cost nothing, but yet, it may be worth a million to someone else.

The average American is said to spend 162 minutes on their phone. We have become addicted to becoming avoidant due to our technology, and the want of not wanting interact.

How simple would it be for each of us to perform one act of kindness. For example, paying a compliment to the girl at the checkout, or even your mother. Something as simple as holding a door for someone, or paying it forward. How hard can it really be?

I challenge you everyday, from now on, to perform one act of kindness in your community, at your job, or even in your own home. You can make a simple impact, so why not try.

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