There is an article in the Wall Street Journal today that shares the fact that major life events such as marriage and career advancement makes us nicer people.
I think we act nice – like sharing your lunch with others, up until about age 5 and then competition enters our lives. We stop sharing… Towards the end of our lives, facing our own mortality, we start sharing again, which is what makes us nicer.
Let’s work on being nicer now, during our middle years! Look at others with kind eyes, show compassion and laugh when interacting and ask questions. Not just during lent (which just concluded). In other words, go back to sharing your lunch again. You don’t have to stop.