We often live in a "dog-eat-dog" world, where kind people are looked at as infantile or simple. In The Art of Being Kind Swedish physician and author Stefan Einhorn describes a paradigm shift towards kindness as something that leads to personal success. Kindness, he says, is not only good in of itself, but has direct and tangible rewards in one’s career and life. Christopher Kipniak performs this audiobook with a slow and soothing voice, allowing the listener to sit back and contemplate the benefits of niceness. Committing acts of kindness feels good and after listening to these measured thoughts and knowing the observable return it will feel even better.
Being kind in a genuine and positive way is an art, and while it frequently happens spontaneously, one can learn to integrate the "art" kindness into their personal and professional lives. Einhorn believes it is the single most important factor in achieving success and satisfaction. Contrary to the cynical axiom, "nice guys finished last," Einhorn makes the case that being a good person can make you happier, richer, more successful and fulfilled.
Kindness is not always easy to put into practice - in all of life's dilemmas, we calculate, whether consciously or subconsciously, what the consequences of our behavior - good or bad - is likely to be. It is this ethical intelligence that Einhorn helps the listener cultivate through five exercises, which will help listeners tackle setbacks while reaping the benefits of being kind.
Here in this section we were supposed to write about what we liked and disliked, but that's just not possible, because we only disliked EVERYTHING. After hearing only 1/13 of the so called "audio book", we had everything we needed. The so called "author," Stefan, is a terrible doctor. Also why was the Little Joe story never fully resolved? Plot holes galore. The cover led me to believe I would learn how to grow a plant, however, there was no such mention within the first 13th of the so called "audio book". Also, numerous capitalization errors on the cover led to a confusing start. Additionally, this book seems outdated in the New Art era. Perhaps the so called "author" would be more suited writing "The Old Art Of Being Kind". We would recommend this book to fans of the 2017 cult classic Cello-Mandolin power duo band, A Gentlemen's War. Fans of the "Meteor Shower" will appreciate Stefan's work. Thanks for reading.
Would you listen to The Art of Being Kind again? Why?
yes - read it twice already. This book has shown me how to be kind and compassionate in a broader sense.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Being Kind?
The part where he describes the moral dilemma of sacrificing one human to save several others.
What about Christopher Kipiniak’s performance did you like?
Excellent - projects the authors views accurately.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Recommend this book for all those who care for mankind. I would like to see more books from Stefan Einhorn/Christopher Kipiniak at audible