When All Else Fails, Be Kind

I apologize for being so negative lately. I forgot my adage, “When all else fails, be kind.” It is difficult when faced with stupidity, ugliness, and arrogance to remember this adage, but it is even more important to do so.

Sometimes kindness is easy, but every once in a while, kindness takes some effort. When faced with a bully or a thug who is in your face, kindness takes every ounce of effort we have.

Next time after you’ve tried reason, logic, and your best attempt at persuasion, and they all fail, be kind. It may go against your nature, it does mine, but kindness is the better angel.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. From my other favorite author, Louise Penny……..From”A Better Man”

    Is it true?
    Is it kind?
    Does it need to be said?

    I have tried to remember this in my daily life. Sometimes successful, sometimes not so much. I just keep trying.

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