Kindness is wasted without empathy

Why developing empathy should be the focus for more effective kindness.

Kwasi Arthur (left) in the studio with his producer (right) in London— Kwasi is one of the amazing people featured in 2022. Photo by ©

We often equate kindness to making someone else happier or helping someone in need. Random acts of kindness often trend online and lift the mood of negative news feeds and the day-to-day grind. Programmes that promote or teach kindness are in every school and so they should be — but I believe they’re often lacking a core skill. A…