I found this on the wonderful Kindred of the Quiet Way blog, and it I think it sums up what I am thinking at the moment
“Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” Roger Ebert.
Of course this can be more simply, and slightly crudely put as Wheaton’s Law
Don’t be a dick