Kindness in Divisive Times Samuel Johnson said - "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not" We are living in divisive times. Polarization is taking place in the name of all things. More and more issues are adding to the already complex issues of cast, creed and color. This is the testing time for humans. Kindness is natural. Feeling compassionate about others should come naturally to us and need not be reminded about its importance but it does not. Why? Because we see many examples of politicians tearing down one other, students bullying and being mean, rapes, murders and what not. Pointing faults of others make us superior. We know people are not nice and maybe they have their own reasons. We cannot know that and cannot change that. We should be nice to others because we are nice. We need not be doing yoga or meditation or any such thing to be nice. No special diet or exercise is required not to criticize others. We need not be judging others. Respect other opinions as you are not always right. Like us people have problems. We don't know what other persons are going through. There is always a choice. If you cannot say nice things, say nothing.