it is a common misconception that kindness is the same as niceness. nope. being nice and polite simply to be nice and polite, to not stir the pot, can continue the status quo – even if that status quo is harmful.
kindness, however, is an extension of love. kindness is focused and concerned about the well-being of ourselves and others. kindness is focused and concerned about ending harm.
so if we want to be a people of kindness, interdependent as we are, we have a responsibility to each other, an obligation to call out hate, to call out harm, to call out destruction every single time we see it. to do so is an act of kindness, an act of love.
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