The Kindness Paradigm (33)

Life lived within a social paradigm of kindness would be a gentler life.

Currently, in the United States a forty hour work week is considered standard. What would life look like if, in our new paradigm of kindness, we adopted a shorter work week? Let’s say six hours a day five days a week.

What could a person do with two extra hours per day?

  • socialize
  • swim
  • garden
  • read
  • bicycle
  • volunteer
  • clean the garage
  • rest
  • visit someone in person…like Grandma and Grandpa or Mom and Dad or your crazy uncle
  • make a new friend
  • learn a new language
  • bake
  • play with the dog
  • try a new recipe
  • golf
  • play a musical instrument

I’d like us to consider for a moment how nice it would be to have this kind of freedom.

Cheryl Jensen, June 2, 2014 at Lake Goodwin, Washington


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2 Responses to The Kindness Paradigm (33)

  1. Laura says:

    Actually, in several countries, it’s been found that working four ten-hour days a week is more productive than 5 eight-hour days; and employees are much happier.

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