Kindness Now Becoming a Fake Virtue—Used to Deceive?

kindness misunderstood as a fake virtue

Written: December 2, 2012 | Updated on March 31st, 2021 | Jun P. Espina

Kindness Misunderstood

Is it true that your kindness to others will always be rewarded? I don’t think so. We define kindness as the tendency of being forgiving or the “quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic.” Compassion that’s expecting a reward or a reciprocal attitude from whom we tendered kindness is deceptive and manipulative. For kindness is to be nice to others, free of any ulterior motives at all. Someone has well said that: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

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