Hateful and judgmental acts toward others seem to be a growing problem in the world today.
With only 25 percent of adults perceiving that they live in a kind society, I’d argue we have an epidemic. But kindness is contagious. It’s like a flu that we all need to spread, because one simple act has an effect on not only the receiver but on all who witness it, creating a ripple effect of kindness.
With that idea in mind, for my senior project at 7 Rivers Community High School, we would like to present “KIC Day,” a day where groups of students from 7 Rivers set out into the La Crosse area community to spread this “kindness virus.” From spending a day with our elders, and reading to elementary children, to making tie blankets for the homeless and cleaning up trash at our local neighborhood park, all in the hope to promote kindness in lots of different ways. Seeing that when we all become a little less self-centered and start to think of others first, we then start to become a happier and stronger community.
Lily Thompson, Coon Valley