‘Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.’
I stumbled upon the above quote in a book I was given at the end of last year, aptly titled ‘Be Happy – 170 Ways to Transform Your Day’ (Patrick Lindsay). I love it, as I believe that with more kindness in the world, it would be a much better place, there would be more tolerance and understanding, therefore more wisdom.
Every now and again – when I see the book sitting there on my dresser, I pick it up and randomly flick to a page. More often than not, the page it lands on, and the quotation, strikes me to the core, as it holds true for what has happened to me at that point.
It may be a coincidence, and it may be my brains way of interpreting the quote and making it relate to what I am going through, but it works for me by making me stop what I am doing and look at my life and the mood I am in at that moment in time.