Draft. See holonet.space/kindness for source.
A secure, collaborative, scalable protocol for verifying and rewarding acts of kindness.
What are the attributes for a common protocol and the methods of verifying an act of kindness?
Types of Kindness
We are kind to our families.
We are kind towards members of our communities. Mutualism helps explain our loyalty, solidarity, and camaraderie, and why we often strive to be kind to members of the groups we are part of.
3. Reciprocal Altruism
We are kind to people who have been kind to us in the past. We return favors and are grateful to people who are kind to us.
4. Competitive Altruism
We are kind to others when it enhances our status.
Attributes of Kindness
- Gratitude Be grateful for all that is good in your life. (Gratitude is the primer for kindness.)
- Honor Show respect for the goodness in others.
- Benevolence Make decisions based on your inner sense of the right thing to do in any given situation.
- Civility Be respectful and courteous even when faced with adversity.
- Listening Seek understanding through active listening. "Seek first to understand, then to be understood".
- Empathy Be willing to see the world through someone else's lens. Know that we can never fully understand someone else's experience.
- Acceptance Accept people as they are. Understand that not everyone aligns with your beliefs and expectations.
- Forgiveness Release the negative energy associated with harboring resentment.
- Inclusion Invite people that are different from you to the table. Be open to diversity and ideas that differ from your own.
- Compassion Proceed in life with the intention of making the world a better place for everyone.
- Generosity Be willing to share your own resources with others. This includes 'random acts of kindness.'
- Celebration Find the joy in celebrating the accomplishments of others.