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Writers’ Reel: George Saunders on the Importance of Kindness

Back in 2013, author George Saunders gave a commencement speech to Syracuse University students that quickly went viral after The New York Times reprinted it. It has recently been published in book form, Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness. Check out the animated book trailer! 
 
“So here’s something I know to be true, although it’s a little corny, and I don’t quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.” – George Saunders
 
View the book trailer here: