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An Unexpected Life Lesson on the Road: How I Learned to be Kind in Crowds

The Crowd in Salzburg One of the challenges of traveling is the number of other people traveling, too. Many are moving in big groups that block the street, stand in front of stuff you’d like to see, or cram the sidewalk where you want to walk. As I was walking down a pedestrian-only street in Salzburg, Austria, I felt myself getting annoyed with the crush of tourists still there in October. A large group of people was advancing toward me like a line of British Redcoats. I prepared to stand my ground as they neared. I had as much right to be here as they did, I thought. As I squared my shoulders and readied my stance, I heard a little voice within me say two words, "Be Kind!" I listened, step

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