Month: May 2014

Kindness Makes Good Things Happen

Recently, I was flying back from Singapore on Philippine Airlines. I always try to demonstrate courtesy and kindness to flight attendants because their job is hard and often thankless. Whenever the flight attendant who was working my section of the cabin did something for me, I made sure I said “thank you” in a way…

​Some Good News about Getting Older

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal written by Elizabeth Bernstein points out that we actually get nicer with age. Several large research studies show that as we get older our positive traits such as being polite, preferring cooperation over competition and feeling compassion for others tend to increase. At the same time our…