“Be Kind, Be a ‘Mensch’ – Heather Sherma
Updated: Nov 16
If you’re looking to pay someone the highest compliment – the ‘Nobel Prize’ of praise – a ‘mensch’ is how you would describe them. The term originated from the German word for ‘human being,’ later becoming part of the Yiddish language, and through the years, the word ‘mensch’ has transcended both religion and pop culture.
So, what type of person is a ‘mensch’? Imagine Mother Teresa times Ghandi, throw in a pinch of Tom Hanks – and then triple it.
A ‘mensch’ doesn’t just help you to your car with your groceries, they pay your bill because they know you’ve had a tough month (and they’ll never admit it). The best part – ‘mensch’ is a term that must be bestowed upon someone. It’s not a title you can simply give yourself…”