“We’re all in this together.”
We’re not nearly as separate from everyone around us as our ego wants us to believe.
Together is how we are, and the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us exactly how un-separate each of us remains.
If a virus, depending on some sort of physical transmission, can literally cover the planet in a few months, how much faster can an idea move?
What if we started to repeat “We’re all in this together” every time we think those negative thoughts about someone?
A new study in the scientific journal “Science Advances” this month shows that people are generally inclined to give or do for someone else even if it costs them something, and it’s not just motivated by the thought that something good will come back to them as a result.
This study also found that when you see someone being generous or kind, you’re more likely to be generous or kind in turn.
So if you “pay it forward” and pay for a Starbucks for the person behind you in line, the ripples move out through the world.
We ARE all connected, whether we want to admit it or not.
Forget the ripples. Go out today and make a splash!
Photo by Todd Cravens, courtesy of Unsplash
With Grace and Gratitude,