A wonderful Guardian Article about Kindness.
But we are all dependent creatures, right to the core. For most of western history this has been widely acknowledged. Even the Stoics – those avatars of self-reliance – recognised man’s innate need for other people as purveyors and objects of kindness.
That it is kindness, fundamentally, that makes life seem worth living; and that everything that is against kindness is an assault on our hope.