Is there a difference between good and kind?

  1. PratikShivsharan profile image61
    PratikShivsharanposted 10 months ago

    Is there a difference between good and kind?

  2. Jeremy Gill profile image95
    Jeremy Gillposted 10 months ago

    Hey there! Hmm, I'd say it depends on everyone's individual definition of "good". I can think of situations where the "good" thing to do may not be the "kindest".

    For example, sometimes a friend needs to face a harsh truth that can't be sugarcoated in order to get over an ordeal. So in a way, the kindest thing to do is not be too kind with your efforts to help them.

    But in general, I associate kindness as being good and benevolent, yes.

  3. ValKaras profile image87
    ValKarasposted 8 months ago

    The way I see it, kindness is merely a manner of others interacting with us---but it may not mean something satisfactory to us.
    For example, you can be "very kindly" fired from your job; or "kindly" informed by police that a member of your family has had a serious car accident; or told by the doctor in a very "kind" voice that you have three months left to live.

    On the other hand, you can be a very "good" parent by not catering to all of your kids' wishes and whims---which at times will require methods far from being "kind".

    Indeed, goodness doesn't always come in nice and colorful wrappings.