A Beginners Guide to Kindness
In our house our honeymoon to Japan in Autumn 2017 is mentioned with reverence. Yes, for the romantic guise of achieving a childhood dream, but observation of the collective society.
Coming back to the States left me longing for Japan's cuisine, pastries, and front facing public persona. For 3 weeks I experienced hospitality in it's ideal form, but what stuck with me was that kindness was not something I have to myself.
Not until that trip did I recognize the American societal persona of be cruel to ourselves as motivation to complete tasks.