Definitions of Kindness

As for kindness, we call the kindness of kind. In this sense, it refers to the act or behavior in which we are courteous, complacent and affectionate towards others. The word, as such, comes from the Latin amabilĭtasamabilitātis.

Kindness is a social value that is based on respect, affection and benevolence in our way of relating to each other.

Kindness is essential for living in society. Daily, in our life, we are obliged to interact with different types of people (the neighbor, the colleague, the boss, the subordinate, the family member, the dependent, the friend, the unknown, etc.), and the harmony of our environment social is largely determined by the level of kindness on which we have founded those relationships.

In this sense, kindness is essential to interact in a positive and satisfactory way with others, whether in the family, at work, at school, in our community, etc. Kindness is a way of showing our respect and affection towards the other.

Kindness is reflected in our daily actions. There are basic words with which we can manifest our feeling of kindness towards others, such as please, thank you, or sorry or excuse me.

In a real situation of everyday life, in which we request some kind of help or support from another person in a given matter, it is clear that if we have built this relationship based on kindness, our chances of success will be infinitely greater than if not.

Synonyms of kindness are: courtesy, gentleness, attention, urbanity, affability, cordiality, benevolence. The opposite would be discourtesy or neglect.

In English, kindness can be translated as kindness . For example: “ If kindness is your top strength you are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor ” (If kindness is your greatest strength, you are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor).

Kindness in the Bible

Kindness is an essential value in the way Christians should relate to each other, and it is grounded in the mercy of God, according to which believers of the doctrine of Christ must recognize each other in the love of God. The Bible says about it: “Rather, be kind and compassionate to one another, and forgive one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ” ( Ephesians , 4:32).