It is easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind

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«It is easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind.»

From ancient and contemporary philosophies, religions, common wisdom, and inspirational people we can derive fundamentally universal and tremenduously valuable teachings for all life situations in our modern times.

Unfortunately, in our «societies without monasteries» such valuable wisdom is often not enough omnipresent. Also, spirituality for many is afflicted with negative attributes such as to be too obscure, unworldly, or religious, too psycho-therapeutic, too radical, or too elitarian. In our societies of extremes, personal development and spiritual growth offerings are often either esoteric or limited to technical external knowledge acquisition of methods and concepts rather than including a truly humanistic internal and spiritual view.

Similarly, ethics and sustainability efforts often represent no more than an after-thought in public and private education and operations. Currently religions, philosophes, psychology and politics leave a world of too much ego-centric, discriminating, materialistic, and destructive behaviors.

If “kind” results are not achieved, it is often not because of missing tools (the wrong «how to»), but because of the wrong purpose and motivation (the wrong «why»).

Human beings are most willing to open their mind in a more selfless attitude, if fears of external pressure or desire for reward are overcome by faith and intrinsic motivation. Stimulations such as the whole hearted question whether we really cannot do more for a better world are increasing our consciousness of responsibilities and possibilities.

Therefore the need to touch people at the heart level.

About mathias sager

Independent researcher, artist, social entrepreneur, and leadership and strategy advisor I was born in Zurich in 1975 and grew up in Switzerland. Currently, I’m living in Tokyo. I love open-minded people everywhere and the passion to working relentlessly for developing human potential, which is an overarching theme throughout all his work. I have extensive experience in leadership and management, organizational psychology research, and learning & development practice. I have worked as a teacher, a leadership trainer, as well as a senior manager responsible for client relationships, counseling, and virtual teams around the world. Also, I’m a social entrepreneur and serving as a strategy and leadership advisor in different ways. My goal is to inspire with interdisciplinary, innovative, and cross-cultural approaches to personal and professional development for the people’s individual well-being and common good alike. Continuously learning himself and keen to help, I appreciate any questions or feedback you may have at any time. Please connect here on any social media, as well as per direct email goodthings@mathias-sager.com.
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One Response to It is easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind

  1. Andi Garcia says:

    Wonderful!
    Love this!

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