We Underestimate Our Small Acts of Kindness

Self-doubt and negativity bias often keep us from reaching out to others in kind ways. But the research shows that when we do reach out, our seemingly small efforts usually do more good than we realize.

Research suggests, across multiple studies, that people have overwhelmingly similar impulses to not do the nice thing: They underestimate how much other people value the reach-out, the random act of kindness. These seemingly minor deeds are appreciated, though. Turning down the naysaying voice in your head allows for more opportunities to show warmth to those around you.”

Why do we assume people don’t like us? Our small acts of kindness matter. | Vox


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Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Provo, UT