Kindness is the Best Virtue

Jeri - Trotwood, Ohio
Entered on December 18, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that kindness is one of the most important virtues because it is an important basis in everyday life. It is a strong moral to have. Kindness can be giving a simple smile or helping someone cross the street, We can use this virtue in every situation. When your in a good mood and someone around you isn’t wouldn’t you like too keep your good energy and show some kindness, rather then be effected my their bad mood. Every single person in the world has the ability to choose how they treat others. We should all choose to be kind.

Kindness cannot be directed toward one and withheld from the other without bad outcomes, We as people should treat everyone equally and not judge them by old acts or the acts of others; For example if a man steals a car, goes to jail, realizes the errors of his ways, then once he becomes free everyone gives him the treatment of a thief. He can not get a job or a place to live all because of this. What do you think he will do? The only thing he can do, be a thief. If everyone would show him kindness he would be free from his personal error and realize the world and even people are beautiful. Everyone deserves the right to be treated kindly but it is our choice to treat them that way. If kindness were a war Strategy then every nation would be at peace. Wars would be ended through delegation, not bullets. In some situation kindness can be nearly impossible, but in the end it’s the best option.

For me, kindness is important to give, much more than to get, because it not only gives another person the opportunity to feel better about themselves, it also gives me the ability to feel better about myself. So giving kindness to others, and to myself, will always be rewarding. I believe kindness is the greatest gift.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelo