Source: Philosphi blog, Mar 2012
Why is being kind important?
This goes back to the golden rule. How would you like others to treat you? Now treat them the same way. Sound simple enough? In cold, clear logic, it is practically trivial to discuss. Practical application, however, can often prove problematic at best.
Related Resource: WSJ, Apr 2016
Quoting Scottish writer Ian Maclaren (“Everyone you meet is fighting a great battle”), she advises the teenage Gloria Vanderbilt that “you may not be able to see the battle others are fighting, and you may believe . . . they have never known sadness or fear, but believe me, they have, so be kind.”