Book of the Month: The Art of Being Kind (Konsten att vara snäll)

I must admit. Read a lot of self-help. And most self-help is useless, as for most of us it’s just common sense. So was this book about being kind and what are the benefits of it. But I’m sure for some, Stefan Einhorn’s The Art of Being Kind is a good reminder of how, quite often, what you give is what you get.

We have a lot to win by being kind to each other and a lot to lose by not being kind.

The book looks into kindness from many angles, from being kind associated with being stupid and simple to achieving goals by being kind to others. It’s actually a lot of thoughts in a small book and from time to time it feels like some of the things written weren’t really necessary, ranging from religions to white lies. But the pages had to be filled in order to get people to purchase the book. But I must say, I agree with almost everything said in the book and in a sense it was a nice way to collect together the aspects of kindness. And I’m not saying that it was a waste of time, I just think reading it once was enough for me. And at least, I learned new words in Swedish as it wasn’t available in English here. I try to be kind to others as well as I can, and think the world would be a better place if everyone was which pretty much sums up the point of the book.

If you’re too lazy to read the book or don’t have access to it, you can see the main points from the author’s TED talk video from a few years back.

Although personally I wasn’t a huge fan of this piece, but I tried to be kind in my evaluation. 🙂

⭐⭐ / 5

2 thoughts on “Book of the Month: The Art of Being Kind (Konsten att vara snäll)

  1. Kindness alone could possibly change the world. I have always been hopeful that more people might develop that characteristic, but it seems that the belief in scarcity as fueled fear and thus the need for power, excess money, selfishness, and cruelty. So, just keep being kind and one day it will change many things for the better. Thank you for sharing.


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