i have been thinking and reading about kindness for like 3 years now and i’m still not very good about it! I’ll tell you more about it later, but I can say that it is this first time I’ve like, thoughtfully looked at the entirety of my life and its impact so carefully. I think I’ve always been an atheist, and an uncomplicated one at that. But I do think that religious can be a good source of guidance and self-reflection and community. In the absence of an established pathway to do that, I decided to do it myself, and focus on the idea of being kind.