Kindness Improves Relationships
Kindness at its core is a gesture motivated by genuine, warm feelings for others. We tend to like people who show us kindness. This is because kindness reduces the emotional distance between two people and makes us feel more ‘bonded’. It’s true, we are genetically wired for kindness!
Our evolutionary ancestors had to learn to cooperate with one another. The stronger the emotional bonds within groups, the greater were the chances of survival and so ‘kindness genes’ were etched into the human genome. So today when we are kind to each other we feel a connection that strengthens our existing relationships and helps us to create new ones.