By: Nathan Roshawn | From: TrueRants.net
We have all heard the phrase "it was just a random act of kindness..." and we may have even been a part of one of these random acts when selflessly helping another person by opening a door, assisting them with a broke down car, giving support at an accident scene, or maybe just by providing a listening ear when someone is having a personal issue. Whatever act was performed it was done out of concern for another person and out of the kindness and compassion a person has deep within themselves.
Most people who have provided support to others in this way begin to feel something so heart warming and infectious that they are drawn to continue to offer this support to others. In my opinion, these "random acts of kindness" are exactly what our world needs today.
Most people develop bias', judgements, and prejudices subconsciously which often causes inaccurate perceptions about others. It isn't until we as human step outside of our societal bias viewpoints and do something different that we start to see how things truly are and how connected we all are to others and the world.
A police officer in Columbus, OH has taken to the internet to blog about his life transforming mission to help others in need above his call of duty. In his blog, he speaks about how his job caused him to develop a warped view of the world. A part of the job that not everyone can understand is the type of events, people, and situations you become involved in and how they create stereotypes about others. You don't necessarily go into the job of law enforcement seeing people in certain ways but when your job is to respond to the most critical situations and deal with people in the most severe episodes and periods of their lives, you can sometimes begin to believe that is the norm.
The officer, who wished to remain anonymous, named his blog Changing Through Kindness and documents his transformation and understandings of the world as he takes a step back and looks at the overall picture. Taking an inside look into this officers thoughts and feelings and learning of the situations that he is involved in and handles shows how it is only through ourselves that we can eventually change the world. One person and one story at a time.
Click the picture above or the link below to follow his journey and gain some enlightening insight into how interactions with others can be a blessing in disguise for all of us.