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Here’s another cheesy quote that I believe in. But seriously, instead of the huge amount of attention we pay to how we look every day, we should pay more attention to how nice we are as people, because surely - beauty comes from within. When people (especially those whom I am unacquainted with) smile at me (an actual, genuine smile) – it makes me so happy. For example, when I walk to college in the morning I am required to walk along a bridge and I often see the same girl. Every time she sees me she smiles; a genuine smile as if we have known each other for years, but I don’t even know her name. That’s an act of kindness is it not? A small, simple one, that requires very little effort, but nevertheless something that could make someone’s day a little brighter. Try it. Smile more often. Be positive. Be a good friend. Be a trustworthy person who doesn’t speak badly of others. Offer people help, even if you don’t know them that well. People might not do the exact same thing for you, but I dislike that way of thinking: “Why should I help her when she wouldn’t help me?” or “I don’t know him so why should I waste my time?” – I think the world needs more selfless acts, doing things to benefit others even if you don’t seem to get anything out of it. These are the kinds of things that I believe make you a kinder person, making you so much more beautiful than you already are.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.