Soft Skills and The Law of Reciprocity – Never Underestimate the Power of Kindness.

Power of Kindness
Never Underestimate the Power of Kindness

Think of the movie Pay it forward.

For the sake of those who have not watched it, allow me to give a brief synopsis;

In the movie, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney is inspired by his social studies teacher’s assignment in which he has to come up with an idea to change the world for the better.

After much thought, Trevor creates what seems like an impossible plan of “Paying forward” favours. No tricks, No gimmicks. Just three big favours for three other people.

Without giving away too much, let’s just say that in the process, he starts an UNSTOPPABLE wave of kindness and before he knows it, he is able to help his struggling single mother.

The movie to an extent summarises what the law of reciprocity is all about – paying back good for good. In other words, what goes around comes around.

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