Kindness is not some bubble gum expression of humanity.
Rather, it flows directly from the inner workings of our soul and reaches out to others in empathy, however briefly. Yes, it’s true that kindness is often trapped within a false hope. A hope that even our single gratuitous act will one day be returned in kind, particularly at a moment of extreme vulnerability.
Yet we seem to know, instinctively, that what we send out may well be thwarted before its return