Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business

Six Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Etiquette Business

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Being kind and being nice are often used interchangeably, but there are subtle differences between the two.

Teaching kindness to children is a topic that can easily be added to your manners classes. Teaching children the difference between being kind and being nice can help them develop empathy, authenticity, and a deeper understanding of their actions and their impact on others.

The Subtle Differences of Being Kind and Nice

  • Motivation: Kindness is typically driven by genuine care, empathy, and a desire to help others. It stems from a deep sense of compassion and a willingness to make a positive impact. Being nice, on the other hand, may be driven by social expectations or a desire to be liked. It can sometimes be more superficial and focused on maintaining positive interactions without necessarily coming from a place of true empathy.
  • Authenticity: Kindness often comes from an authentic and sincere place within oneself. It reflects a genuine concern for others’ well-being and a desire to contribute positively to their lives. Niceness can sometimes be more surface-level and may involve putting on a pleasant facade without necessarily reflecting one’s true feelings or intentions.
  • Impact: Kindness tends to have a deeper and lasting impact on people’s lives. Acts of kindness can be transformative and create a positive ripple effect. It can bring about meaningful change, foster connections, and uplift individuals emotionally. Niceness, while still pleasant and polite, may not have the same lasting impact or depth of connection.
  • Boundaries: Kindness can involve setting healthy boundaries when necessary. It may involve having difficult conversations or providing constructive feedback for the well-being of others. Niceness, on the other hand, may avoid conflict or uncomfortable situations, potentially leading to a lack of authenticity or a failure to address underlying issues.

What Is the Difference Between Being Kind Versus Nice?

In summary, while kindness and niceness share similarities and both involve treating others well, kindness typically stems from genuine care, empathy, and a desire to make a positive impact. It often involves deeper connections and lasting effects, while niceness can sometimes be more surface-level and focused on social expectations or politeness without the same level of authenticity or impact.

Have you read this article: You Can Help Parents Raise Kind Confident and Mannerly Children

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