In our busy lives it is easy to become detached from people – except those we know already. Competitiveness and isolation can make the world an unkind place. Rediscover your capacity for kindness. Commit random acts of kindness every day. People might think you strange but do it anyway. Offer free babysitting to a harassed friend. Bring someone a cup of tea they didn’t ask for. Hold a door for someone and smile and take your mother out when it isn’t Mother’s Day. If people react with suspicion it just shows how little kindness they have experienced in life.