On the importance of kindness [short animation]

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Check out the animated adaptation of a commencement speech given by George Saunders at Syracuse University, May 2013. Illustrated by Tim Bierbaum.


What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.
Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope: Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth?
Those who were kindest to you, I bet.
But kindness, it turns out, is hard — it starts out all rainbows and puppy dogs, and expands to include . . . well, everything.

The entire speech was published in the New York Times.

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