A lot of people equate kindness, being nice or courteous, with being a pushover. Some people mistake kindness for weakness, on the contrary kind people are not weak people. It takes strength and an awareness of personal power to be kind to people... Treating someone with kindness, when they have not earned it or deserve it, takes special inner fortitude and grace. Even nice and kind and gentle people have their limits if they feel a lack of respect for their kindness.