Watching your Andrew Denton interview when Ralph said the thing about smiling at someone - I have the same beliefs. At my lowest times, a smile from a stranger has made truly comforted me. Added to the fact that I have often thought that if everyone was kind the world would be more beautiful than it already is because of the flow-on effect
A healthy community is a kind community. A healthy workplace is a kind workplace. A healthy family is a kind family. A healthy individual is a kind individual. If I can be a kinder person in my daily life, apart from helping myself, I will in a small way help my family, my friends, my workplace, and my community.