Kindness as Weakness
I will never understand this statement–ever.
When I sense kindness in a person, I think “oh that person is like me; I would like to get to know that person”. The understanding that others could possibly sense kindness in another and think “geeez that person is such a wimp” or “wow how can I get over this person” is totally outside of my line of thought. That people would consciously, purposefully try to use and manipulate others, though I know this is the case for some, is mind-boggling.
I think people who see kindness as weakness are morons. Those are the kind of people I would avoid. I do not think I will ever be one to look to someone’s goodness as a flaw. Seeing others envy the morally corrupt is a sight I become blind to in disgust.
I am a kind person who believes in freely give, freely receive. I like to help and heal. No one can “abuse” my kindness because I only help as much as I desire to. There is no abuse where there is an acknowledgement of limited personal desire to be of use. As a believer in a higher power I serve humanity. I do for others because I want to. They may or may not appreciate it but when all’s said and done, I don’t live for everybody but for MY God.
Even in the extreme case, how can sacrificing for the sake of others at the expense of yourself be weak? It’s easy to do nothing. It’s easy to only do for one’s self, to look out for self. That sounds more “weak” to me.