Feel your feels! Bottling up your feelings and soldiering on in silent suffering does nobody any good. Take care of your feelings and let the experience bring you to meaning and purpose… grow peace, joy, happiness.
Does kindness matter? Hell, yeah! in life and leadership… in my view anyway. What are your core values? What matters to you? If you aren’t clear about your core values, you’re like a ship lost at sea without a navigation system.