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Kindness isn't for suckers | Like a Girl


Last updated 1/6/2022 at 9:19am

Is kindness for suckers?

It's a good question. Why not? It's January. That time of year for reflection.

And while I know that all may profess publicly that kindness is a virtue, I am also aware that, privately, all too many believe that kindness has little practical value in this world.

I disagree. I know this because of a life lesson learned years ago. In Asia. In my 20s.

It was a picturesque town, the markets filled with spices, the air with two-stroke exhaust.

And cloves. Yes, let's not forget clove cigarettes, aka kreteks, a staple of Java. That sweet taste of every puff. On every stree...

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