Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once said, “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” This makes sense. The older I get, the more I prize kindness in others, and the more I want to cultivate in myself. Paradoxically, the older I get, the more intolerant I become of stupidity. Yet, don’t the stupid among us need our kindness, perhaps even more than those who use their brains?