The Mistake Of Equating Kindness With Weakness

Human nature being what it is, it is my guess that most of us at one time or another have made the honest mistake of equating kindness with weakness. In the kind person we may see someone who can be manipulated or swayed by excuses, someone… who will fall for ‘any ole line.’ And, I believe, most of us have experienced the fallacy of that thinking. Kindness is not borne of timidness, lack of principles, or bashfulness. Kindness comes instead from inner strength, compassion, and a strong sense of self.

Anyone can be a straight shooter, ie, say whatever comes to mind without thought to how the message will be received or its consequences.

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