“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Some of the most intelligent people I know are also some of the kindest. They aren’t kind because they are smart; they are kind because they understand that we are not put on this earth to do for ourselves, but instead to do for others. So they use their intelligence to bring kindness to bear for as many people as possible.
That’s what I admire.