Those who would see love, compassion, and goodness as signs of weakness are often mistaken; these things are actually signs of empathy and forgiveness. Fighting, whether written, verbal, or physical are demonstrations of hate and fear; it is truly sad to realize that some people garner sick pleasure out of belittling others. I am very kind, but am quick to defend myself and loved ones against other’s negativity. Defending oneself while remaining loving is absolutely not weak; it could be argued that is a sign of strength. Not letting arguments or negativity effect you takes much strength and patience. Hurt people hurt people. Kill them with kindness; harsh retaliation is like fighting fire with fire.