“Kindness is doing quietly what others say out loud.”
Friedl Beutelrock (1889 – 1958)
Explanation of principle 2:
A willingness to help is inherent in each of us. Young children understand on their own that helping someone has a positive effect on themselves. There is no other way to explain why children (as young as 14 months) spontaneously and without prompting want to help other people when they need help in some way. This is observed by tests conducted by various developmental psychologists.
Only the reward system (if you do this you get that) destroys this humane basic attitude again. So it is necessary to detach from this reward system again and to learn again to help other people as often as possible, completely selflessly.
Doing good creates a loop in which good comes back to you. This circumstance produces satisfaction with oneself and ultimately happiness in each individual and thus happiness and satisfaction in society. In short, doing good simply makes you happy and satisfied. And happiness is simply contagious!
Teaching content on Principle 2 could be:
- Helping and asking nothing in return, why?
- Good begets good, why?
- What happens if we ever need help?
- How can you do something good for other people?
- Is being good better than being bad?
- Which people have become famous because they did something good for other people?
- What is meditation?
- Positive thinking, what is it?
- Give something away, why?
- Future, what could it look like?
- What is love?
- What is empathy?
- Take care of a person who needs it
- Take responsibility e.g. for a beautiful plant or a pet
- Find your Ikigai
- Learn to meditate
The five sobe5 principles are:
- Do not harm yourself or others
- Always be helpful and good
- Stay away from violence and crime
- Respect and d protect our environment
- Make yourself better today than you were yesterday