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We all wonder why and how there are people who spend their day, their time online or even alone, focusing on being negative and/or mean. Just know this: acts of kindness are in fact happening out there - maybe more often than we think!
The world can feel like a cold place at times, but new findings reveal that a small act of kindness occurs about every two minutes. More specifically, researchers at UCLA found that people all over the world signal others for assistance every couple of minutes, and most of the time, someone helps them. Acts of kindness appear to be quite frequent and universal, regardless of country or culture. We reject a request only 10 percent of the time, and ignore a request only 10 percent of the time. So, 80 percent of the time, we’re there to help others. So being helpful is an ingrained reflex within humans and being nice comes naturally.