Jeff Bezos is an entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer whose business ventures have made him the richest man on the planet. Successful run of Amazon, Bezos Expedition, and Blue Origin, has proved Jeff’s expertise in the business world. But this quote by Mr. Bezos shows an incomplete understanding about human beings and the existential reality. Bezos fails to recognize the innate human qualities of goodness and righteousness.
Cleverness is not a gift, it is an acquired attribute from cultural and societal conditioning. Kindness, on the other hand, is an inherent, intrinsic natural human trait and not a matter of choice. Despite all the wrong education and cultural nurturing that society does, the original feeling of empathy and compassion remains in human beings and surfaces now and then.