Congratulations, by the Way – Some Thoughts on Kindness – George Saunders

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Congratulations, by the Way – Some Thoughts on Kindness – George Saunders

I don’t remember where I heard about this book, but I’m glad I did. You can read it in an hour, and reflect on its wisdom for the rest of your life. This is the transcript of a convocation, a large gathering of people, in this case, very young people. His gentle but insistent way of bringing us to presence, kindness, generosity as human beings and in a world of competition, egos and carelessness is his soft-edged message. “What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.” Even his book is delivered with kindness. Anyone who is young or ever was should read this book.


“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson