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7) “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love”. Explain the significance of kindness as a virtue in one’s life.(250 words)

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7) “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love”. Explain the significance of kindness as a virtue in one’s life.(250 words)

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Why this question:

It’s a Quote based Ethics question being asked in the pretext of the celebration of world Kindness day today.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain the significance of ‘Kindness’ as a virtue.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

The World Kindness Day was launched in 1998 and has around 28 nations involved in this movement. 

Body:

Define kindness – Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern and consideration for others. It is considered a virtue, and is recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.

Elaborate on the salient features of kindness as a virtue using suitable examples from day to day life.

Explain the viewpoints of leaders and social thinkers like Mark Twain from a compassion point of view considered “Kindness as a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of such a virtue in one’s life.

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