Kindness is never wasted. It flows out from you and touches others, who then pass that kindness on.
And after a lifetime of growth and introspection and expansion... at the end of this lifetime, you know what we realize?
That compassion, love & kindness are the only things that really mattered. Not making money, not achieving some kind of "success", not amassing power. It's always been kindness.
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
People often ask me what is the most effective technique for transforming their life. It is a little embarrassing that after years and years of research and experimentation, I have to say that the best answer is - just be a little kinder.