Kindness and Devotion

I just want this to be a reminder for myself:

These days, Clarissa believes, you measure people first by their kindness and their capacity for devotion. You get tired, sometimes, of wit and intellect; everybody’s little displays of genius. (From ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunningham)

In my line of work I am always surrounded by smart, intelligent people. I guess it’s just part of the job that I am working in. And yes, smart people are often attractive and intellectually stimulating. They are witty, charming, confident, funny, and always seem to know what to say about all kinds of things.
But I guess, yeah, I guess I just forgot that at the end of the day, none of those really matter anymore. At the end of the day, you will realize that no smart conversation can surpass the kindness and devotion from the people who cares about you the most…☺



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