Kindness is thrown away upon the evil. (from Aesop’s Fables)

Really?  Remember that a fable is sometimes a legend or a story that may or may not be true. What would our world be like if we failed to be kind to those who are themselves unkind? Note in contrast what S. H. Simmons wrote, “Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.”

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! . . . Your kindness will reward you. (Proverbs 3:3; 11:17)