Kindness is not enough.

The night fell on Edinburgh last night and somewhere a kind old man went away, leaving many kind people behind him.

And this is how I remembered what a good and wise friend of mine told me: bad things still happen good people. Being good, kind, gentle -whatever you want to call it- it is just not enough. Nothing is enough. You just don't get to decide. Some things are just out of hands. They happen whether you're good or not.

On the other hand, you can also choose to be kind AND smart. Being both will possibly minimise the damages. Being kind won't get you very far, but being smart will help you take a step back, and think of how you can cause yourself less trouble.

Anyway, all that to say that it doesn't matter how much good you do, or how much good you "think" you do. Being kind is good for you and for the lucky ones around you, but in life, it simply is not enough.

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