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Surprising Effects Of Kindness

Updated on January 27, 2016

Surprising Effects Of Kindness

What is Kindness?

Kindness is the state of feeling love for another soul. If we can have insight into the feelings of another person undergoing a particular situation and have clear understanding of his needs and are ready to act promptly to help poor soul in a compassionate way then we can say human milk of kindness is still running in our body & soul. It is in fact, considerate leanings that lead us to do noble deed.

Thoughtfulness is the brain tendency to think about the rights of others, helping them to get out of despair, so not only getting obsessed and engrossed within our own self but reaching out to help wretched fellows. It is inner-strength which may enable mentally strong person to contribute towards the well-being of others. Kind heart deeply understands the miseries which are nowadays in abundance.


A man once told the Prophet that he had many children but did not kiss any of them. The Prophet (pbuh) replied: "Verily, God will only show mercy to those of His servants who do good to others." Imam Bukhari's Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

Kindness is all about goodness .If kindness is not in our hearts then we are definitely nourishing any negative trait or attribute in our personality. Kind heart has always the time to listen patiently the problems and tragic tale. kind person shares his meager resources trying to lessening the effects of poverty and persecution. In this era what we need the most is the kindness whether at the societal level or in the international affairs. Without kindness, human existence is impossible as it counts as basic necessity in human life. Persons without kindness are always classified as soul bereft of basic human growth and dignity.

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” –Bob Hope


Kindnesses do have side effects but only positive ones. Though act of kindness is intrinsically done as it is right thing to do with no aim of gain but God bestows some blessings/benefits out of it.

Kindness is source of joy and cheerfulness.

Acts of Kindness gives us inner joy and happiness which cannot be purchased. It provides us inner satisfaction & serenity. Kind deed leads us to pleasant feelings which we get due to the brain’s producing high levels of dopamine, so we gain natural high which is commonly referred to as Helper’s High. It is calmness and emotional well-being as well as deep sense of self-worth which the Helper feels and it is conducive to the reduction of stress and is also beneficial for the health.

Healthier Hearts

Acts of kindness are usually done with emotional warmth which causes the production of the hormone oxytocin in the brain and throughout the body. Researches have shown its beneficial effects upon the cardiovascular system. Oxytocin causes the release of chemical known as nitric oxide in blood vessels responsible for expansion of them which resultantly reduces the blood pressure. For this role, oxytocin is called and known as cardio-protective hormone. Hence Kindness ultimately is cardio-protective.

Kind People look Younger

Though there are many reasons for aging but free radicals and inflammation are the main culprits for speeding up aging. Oxytocin which is the outcome of emotional warmth (kindness) reduces levels of free radicals and inflammation in the cardiovascular system thus slows down aging at its source. Furthermore, kindnesses also have healthy effect upon vagus nerve which regulates the heart rate and controls inflammation levels in the body

Bolster Up Relationships

We find ourselves more connected and bonded with the kindhearted people as kindness reduces the emotional distances between two persons. Kindness develops new relationships and strengthens the relationships already in existence. Survival of groups to the great extent depends upon the emotional bonds within groups.

Kindness is Contagious

Kindness inspires kindness. One good deed motivates other person to also follow the footsteps of kind person and has ripple effect. Acts of Kindnesses ripple in widespread range, promoting kindness everywhere within its radius.

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Kindness decreases the constriction within the lungs which is the main cause of asthma attack. It is also helpful for controlling feelings of hostility and isolation which are the cause of ulcers and stress. It boosts emotional resilience and vigor. It reduces intensity and feelings of pain both mental as well as physical. It is so much powerful that it can turn foes into deep friends. When we extend kindness to others, we get it back in one form or other and surprisingly from an unexpected source.

Doing of noble deeds make the socially perturbed people calm as they feel better by celebrating their gratitude. Kind act plays positive role in people’s positive moods and eliminates depression and elevates the spirituality. At the same time it is beneficial as it leads to relationship satisfaction and decrease in social avoidance in socially anxious persons. It helps to promote optimism, morality as well as positivity. Random Act of kindness week is celebrated each year in the second week of February.

Evolution and survival are to the great extent dependent upon the cooperation which is integral part of altruism. Chances of survival rate of Cooperative groups are greater than selfish groups. Kind act relieves stress which is also called altruistic egoism. The concept is that our kind gestures are in fact for satisfaction of our needs.


In conclusion, we can say that kindness helps us more than the recipient of kindness. It makes us mentally and physically healthy and strong. We get rid of many ailments as those are cured by kind heart and deeds. it bolsters up our spirits and souls.kindness broadens the scope of our understanding and leads us to take life in a positive way. Without kindness life is miserable and inhuman.So be Kind And remain healthy and strong.

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      Avis 6 months ago

      I work in a jail and I have found that small acts of kindness are contagious. I start with politeness and pass it on to others, then others pass it on. I wonder how far it could go.

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      Lori 2 years ago

      good advice