I attended a mandatory parent meeting for my daughter's new kindergarten class last night. After covering all of the basics they talked about a major character building focus for the year; being kind. This seems to be a character trait that is of the utmost of importance, but seems to have been forgotten in today's world. I left the school feeling good about the education my daughter will be receiving.
Kindness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion).