What I wish to share here as an interesting observation in my experience, is that in some cases your gesture, normally understood and received as kind, can be transposed for offensive. Typically, offering your seating in a subway to a person that seems old to you but not to himself, or just offering a glass of water… I noticed that may mostly happen when you act unexpectedly and in a public situation, perhaps for a sort of narcissistic reaction: in any case, it’s up to the receiver stating if your act is kind, beyond your intention!

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