Iâ€™m going through the back catalog of Roderick on the Line right now. In a recent episode Roderick said that a major problem with society today is that people are too afraid of confrontation. He says people are trying to be too nice. I had a knee-jerk reaction thinking that was bullshit, that a problem with society is that too many people are not nice. But then I thought: thereâ€™s a difference between nice and kind. Thereâ€™s not enough kindness in society, and that is the real problem. The complete lack of empathy people have for others is just astonishing.