Every single day we have 20 000 chances to change someone’s life. According to Nobel Prize-winning scientist Daniel Kahneman, we experience around 20 000 moments a day, each just a few seconds long. These are the good, the bad, and the indifferent.
The indifferent are rarely remembered, but the good and the bad are what is recorded by our brains and affect how we perceive ourselves, others, and the life we are living. When you think of the best and the worst moments in your life, usually they are just a snapshot in time.
That means we have an incredible amount of power to influence how others feel about themselves (and us in return). A kind word or action can have a wide ripple effect.
While most of the time we may tend to be rather careless with our words and actions in a day, taking the time to act with intention in the most casual of settings can have a big impact.
You might just change someone’s life, or, at the very least, make their day.