But Kindness Can Be Abused....I get told a lot *You have such a kind/good heart.* but where the hell does it get me? I get trodden on by "friends" and taken advantage of. People seem to see kindness as a weakness.
Most humans would say that kindness is a gift and a strength but to me it isn't. All it has done in my life is get me hurt and upset.
I rarely get the same level of kindness back and really I just feel like hardening up and not being nice to anyone as it gets me nowhere.
Being kind also hasn't helped me find a decent friend or a partner either so it clearly isn't important to have a nice, kind girl around.
However I work with the under 5's and I want to teach them kindness. I feel like when I am with the children, I can be kind as they won't take it for granted or abuse it. I also know that I am teaching them how to be kind which is an amazing thing. I want them to learn this personality trait and spread it on through the world. I guess that is the only thing that keeps me this way and gives me faith. If it wasn't for the children, I would be a much harder person then I am now and I would be a lot more bitter and cynical.
Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response 1 May 8, 2011