How much does kindness cost?


 A friend of mine saw the hunger in my eyes after the hurricane (lack of cooked in a food seeing that there was no electricity) and she gave me what she had, two starburst in an easy to open mini pack. I dont know about anyone but that is real kindness. I then looked at the people around me, how many people would do that? a simple thing as giving someone a mini pack of starburst. You’d think that anybody would do that, i don’t think so, why? simple most people are mean. They will not even give you a prayer unless they know they will benefit in some way or the other.


Lets look at the cost of kindness:

  1.  Cost of putting your hand in your pocket to reach for that dollar or candy- $0
  2. Cost of the dollar/candy- $1
  3. Cost of giving that person the dollar/candy- $0
  4. Total amount of gratitude expressed by the individual for your kindness- Priceless

Dont be that guy no one wants to share anything with cause you’re mean. Look at it this way, if you give them something they will feel the urge to give  you back something without you asking for it.

I am a mystery wrapped in a riddle, seen by all known by few, The one always apart in company yet never alone in solitude.

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  1. Kurupt

    wow kindness hmmm frankly I feel its more than da simple things, more than givin wat u have the sign of true kindness if givin more than u have not always something solid not money or things but just a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on…being there for someone when they’re lonely or whatever . pllllzzz anybody can give a starburst…

  2. Jamila

    Yea it’s true anyone can give a starburst but that is only if one has a starburst to give away in the first place…..I think the worth of a single act of kindness depends on the receiver of such an act. Some kind act may seem simple enough but will mean a whole lot to the one who is in dire need or want of something. I don’t think true kindness should be defined or given a value; it just is. It is a way of expressing compassion. True kindness is giving of yourself in any way to a person who is in need, whether it is a starburst, money or shoulder to lean on.

  3. Miss Indi Cisiv

    i think it not only depends on the receiver but the manner or spirit in which it was given, a gift given without thought of what can be given in return is a good thing.

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  6. Idetrorce

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

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