It is easy to be kind to those who are just like us. But if we are the kind people we say we are, we will even be kind to those who are different from us. That is how true kindness works.
Can you co-exist with someone who marches to a different drum?
Or do you feel the need to change them into someone just like yourself?
Ask this tough question and try to answer it to yourself honestly.
Either answer is OK. Kindness is challenging. To be genuinely kind to another means we have to be kind to ourselves and that is where we might get stuck.