It has been said that three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. This reminded me of this poem:
GOOD AND CLEVER
by Elizabeth Wordsworth
If all the good people were clever,
And all clever people were good,
The world would be nicer than ever
We thought that it possibly could.
But somehow ’tis seldom or never
The two hit it off as they should,
The good are so harsh to the clever,
The clever, so rude to the good!
So friends, let it be our endeavour
To make each by each understood;
For few can be good, like the clever,
Or clever, so well as the good.
Complement this poem with our guide on how to practice lovingkindness meditation (with guided audio).